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He is also one of the most sophisticated. Like William Carlos Williams, he honed his writing to a controlled and direct language. His intellectual complexity matches Wallace Stevens, his polymath erudition Ezra Pound. He is first among our nature poets. His love poems and erotic lyrics are unsurpassed. Rexroth's
"Published by New Directions in 1984...Rexroth's Selected Poems remains a genuinely great book. Editor Bradford Morrow's selection of poems, ranging from Rexroth's early cubist-inspired work, to his latter-day poems influenced by Buddhism and Japanese and Chinese verse, is superb." Chris Faatz, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)
The late Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) is surely one of the most readable of this century's great American poets.
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