Collected Shorter Poems by Kenneth Rexroth

By Kenneth Rexroth

This quantity brings jointly all of Kenneth Rexroth’s shorter poems from 1920 to the current, together with a gaggle of latest poems written because the ebook of ordinary Numbers, drawn from seven prior books. This quantity brings jointly all of Kenneth Rexroth’s shorter poems from 1920 to the current, together with a gaggle of latest poems written because the book of ordinary Numbers, drawn from seven previous books. one of the American poets of the iteration that got here to prominence within the Forties, Kenneth Rexroth has been impressive either for the independence of his own voice and for his accessibility to the culture of foreign avant-garde literature. He started writing and publishing in magazines at fifteen. His earliest paintings was once own and urban, very like that of the Imagists. In his twenties he wrote within the disassociative style––sometimes referred to as "literary cubism "––developed by means of Mallarmé, Apollinaire, and Reverdy. This used to be no longer loose organization, however the unsleeping disassociation and recombination of the weather of the poem to accomplish the top attainable point of value. together with his later books Rexroth moved again to an immediate and classically uncomplicated type of own assertion. during this interval he wrote the good nature poems, the affection poems, and the contemplative lyrics that experience confirmed his recognition as the most very important American poets.

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3. This title was never used by Wordsworth. The Prelude was the title given to the poem in fourteen books by his executors when it was published in 1850. 4. The phrasing is Robert Rehder’s in Wordsworth and the Beginnings of Modern Poetry (London: Croom Helm, 1981), 43. 5. Lines which describe the Pedlar as a ‘chosen son’ (RC 46) were incorporated into The Prelude (1805), Book 3, lines 122–67, now referring to the poet himself at Cambridge, but not, of course, published in his lifetime. Passages of verse which appeared in revised form in 1814 as The Excursion, Book 4, lines 1207–71; Book 8, lines 203–305, 315–32; Book 9, lines 1–26, 128–52, were all written in 1798.

Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, ii: 245. 9. Harold Love, Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). 10. Margaret J. M. Ezell, Writing Women’s Literary History (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), 38. 11. Quoted in De Selincourt, Preface to Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, i: xvii. 12. That said, excerpts of Dorothy’s work did find their way into print in the context of William’s poetry and even into Christopher Wordsworth’s Memoirs of William Wordsworth (1851).

Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, 2nd edn (Oxford University Press, 1971), 11. 5. In the journal, a sheet of blotting paper that appears opposite the date of 15 May 1802 lists corresponding names and variations: ‘ST Coleridge, Dorothy Wordsworth, William Wordsworth, Mary Hutchinson, Sara Hutchinson, William, Coleridge, Mary, Dorothy, Sara, 16th May 1802 John Wordsworth’ (DWJ 100). The rock was mostly destroyed during the construction of a new twentieth-century road; a few fragments remain. 6. Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, in The Works of Thomas De Quincey, vol.

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