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Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth RexrothAKA Kenneth Charles Marion Rexroth

Born: 22-Dec-1905
Birthplace: South Bend, IN
Died: 6-Jun-1982
Location of death: Montecito, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Disenchanted beat poet

Father: Charles Rexroth (pharma salesman, d. 1919)
Mother: Delia Reed (d. 1916)
Wife: Andree Shafer (1st, painter, epileptic, m. 1927, d. 1940)
Wife: Marie Kass (2nd, nurse, m. 1940, div. 1955)
Wife: Marthe Larsen (3rd, m. 1949 bigamy, m. 1958, div. 1961, two daughters)
Wife: Carol Tinker (4th, secretary, m. 1974)

    The Nation 1953-68
    The San Francisco Examiner Columnist 1960-8
    Pandering Sentenced to prison 1923-4 for owning a brothel
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1948
    Fulbright 1974-5

Author of books:
In What Hour (1940, poetry)
The Phoenix and the Tortoise (1944, poetry)
The Dragon and the Unicorn (1952)
Bird in the Bush (1959, essays)
Assays (1962, essays)
An Autobiographical Novel (1966)
Complete Collected Shorter Poems (1967, poetry)
Complete Collected Longer Poems (1968, poetry)
The Alternative Society (1970, essays)
With Eye and Ear (1970, essays)
American Poetry in the Twentieth Century (1971, criticism)
Beyond the Mountains (1971, plays)
New Poems (1974, poetry)


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