Kenneth Rexroth

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Birthday
22, 1905
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jun 6, 1982 (76)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1905
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jun 6, 1982 (76)

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Poet associated with the San Francisco Renaissance and known for Sky, Sea, Birds, Trees, Earth, House, Beasts, Flowers; The Phoenix and the Tortoise; and The Signature of All Things. Also a translator, he produced English versions of Chinese, Japanese, and Greek texts.

Before Fame

He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and later taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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He was among the first American poets to experiment with the haiku and other Japanese poetic forms.

Family Life

He was the Indiana-born son of Charles Rexroth and Delia Reed. He was married three times and had two daughters.

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He was one of the inspirations behind Jack Kerouac's novel The Dharma Bums.

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