Kenneth Irby: A Bibliography





Books, Chapbooks, Broadsides:

[syzygos]. Sacramento, CA: Arcturus Editions, forthcoming, 1999. Arcturus Chaplet #2.

Some March Notes, 1995. Ra'anana, Israel: Oasii Press, 1995. Broadside.

Antiphonal and Fall to Fall. Boulder, CO: Kavyayantra Press, 1994.

Call Steps: Plains, Camps, Stations, Consistories. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, and Lawrence, KS: Tansy Press, 1992. 149 pp. With an untitled introductory statement by the author.

Two Studies. Lawrence, KS: Tansy Press, 1989. Broadside. Issued in conjunction with the Friends of the KU Poetry Collection reading series.

A Set. Lawrence, KS: Tansy Press, 1983. Six oversize sheets in portfolio.

Riding the Dog. Greensburg, PA: The Zelot Press, 1982. Issued as The Zelot: No. 4.

Orexis. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1981.

Homage to Andrei Bely. Lawrence, KS: Printed by Helen, 1981. Broadside.

Planks Turned to Marble. Lawrence, KS: Tansy Press, 1979. Broadside.

A Gift for Friends: Summer Solstice 1978. Los Angeles: privately printed, 1978. Folio sheet. Contains "[given: three beavers in a tree]" and a drawing by Kenneth Irby, and "light in the other side of a long day" and a drawing by Jed Rasula.

From Some Etudes. Lawrence, KS: Tansy Press, 1978. Issued as Tansy 9.

Catalpa. Lawrence, KS: Tansy Press, 1977. 111 pp. With an introductory "In Place of a Preface" by the author.

For the Snow Queen. Lawrence, KS: Tansy Press, 1976. Issued as Tansy 1.

In Excelsis Borealis. Cambridge, NY: White Creek Press, 1976.

Archipelago. Willits, CA: Tuumba Press, 1976. Issued as Tuumba 4.

To Max Douglas. 2nd enlarged ed. Lawrence, KS: Tansy/Peg Leg Press, 1974. With an untitled introduction by Edward Dorn.

To Max Douglas. Lawrence, KS: Tansy 4/Peg Leg Press Publications, 1971.

Relation: Poems 1965-1966. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. 78 pp. With a "Preface" by the author.

The Flower of Having Passed Through Paradise in a Dream: Poems 1967. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Matter Press, 1968. 30 pp. With an introductory "As a Preface--March 1967" by the author.

Movements/Sequences. Placitas, NM: Duende Press, 1965. 38 pp. Issued as Duende 8. With a "Preface" by the author and an afterword by Robert Creeley, "A Note for Kenneth Irby."

Kansas-New Mexico. Lawrence, KS: Terrence Williams, Publisher, 1965. Issued as Formula Series One.

The Roadrunner Poem. Placitas, NM: Duende Press, 1964. 20 pp. Issued as Duende 4.

The Oregon Trail. Lawrence, KS: Dialogue Press, 1964. Broadside. Issued as bp eight.



Anthology & Festschrift Contributions:

"[from Three Sets of Three-II]." The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry: 1995-1996. Ed. Douglas Messerli. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, forthcoming, 1998.

"[Visitations]." The Poets' Calendar for the Millennium. Ed. Douglas Messerli. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, forthcoming, 1998.

" 'I met the Angel Sus on the Skin Bridge' "; " 'slowly the old stone building walls downtown dissolve' "; "[trash]"; "from [three sets of three]." Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry, Vol. II: From Postwar to Millennium. Ed. Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1998. 579-582.

" 'that after all to walk into a restaurant may be.' " The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry: 1994-1995. Ed. Douglas Messerli. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1996. 69.

"January 1965, Looking On"; "Sequence"; "Heredom." From The Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry 1960-1990. Ed. Douglas Messerli. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1994. 256-265.

"I have fetched phoenix papers"; " 'late in the Winter' "; " 'I met the Angel Sus' "; " 'a silence in the Central Tree' "; "for Jonathan Williams' 50th birthday"; " 'The place of the Lord of Soil' "; " 'At dawn, visitors.' " Phoenix Papers: 26 Lawrence Poets. Eds. Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo. Lawrence, KS: Enso Books. Penthe Publishing Company, 1993. 9-15.

"Homage to Coleman Hawkins." The Jazz Poetry Anthology. Ed. Sascha Feinstein and Yusef Kumunyakaa. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana U Press, 1991. 99-101.

" 'I met the Angel Sus.' " Cottonwood Commemorative: River City Portfolio 1987. Ed. George Wedge and Philip Wedge. Lawrence, KS: Cottonwood Magazine and Press, 1987. Eleven sheets in portfolio.

"Strawberry Canyon Poem"; "The Grasslands of North America"; "Three Geographical Variations"; "from 'exercitatio/praecipere.' " Talking Poetry: Conversations in the Workshop with Contemporary Poets. Ed. Lee Bartlett. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico Press, 1987. 120-124.

"The Grasslands of North America"; "The Waltz in Appalachia"; " 'The Place of the Lord of Soil.' " Confluence: Contemporary Kansas Poetry. Ed. Denise Low. Lawrence, KS: Cottonwood Magazine and Press, 1983. Issued as Cottonwood 31-32. 69-72.

" 'How the feminine silver burns.' " Osip Mandelstam. Trans. Kenneth Irby. The Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art. Ed. Reginald Gibbons. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1989. vii. Opening epigraph.

"Homage to Coleman Hawkins." Calafia: The California Poetry. Ed. Ishmael Reed. Berkeley, CA: Y'Bird Books, 1979. 169-170.

"Nothing Is More Spiritual Than Words." A 50th Birthday Celebration for Jonathan Williams. Ed. Jonathan Greene. Frankfort, KY: Truck/Gnomon, 1979.

"from To Max Douglas." 30 Kansas Poets. Ed. Denise Low. Lawrence, KS: Cottonwood Review Press, 1979. 43-46.

"from To Max Douglas"; "The Grasslands of North America." The Kansas Experience in Poetry. Ed. Lorrin Leland. Lawrence: University of Kansas, Independent Study, 1978. 131-136.

"For the Skald." Madeira and Toasts for Basil Bunting's 75th Birthday. Ed. Jonathan Williams. Dentdale, England: The Jargon Society, 1975.

"19 November 72, Dream of Cahokia"; " 'John Brown bereft of beard' "; "Brown Mysteries"; "Late Swallows"; " '. . . the twelfth of June' "; " 'Dr Dee stood at the edge' "; "Chicago-Boston, September 1972." An Active Anthology. Ed. George Quasha. Fremont, MI: Sumac Press, 1974. 77-80.

"Relation." America a Prophecy: A New Reading of American Poetry from Pre-Columbian Times to the Present. Ed. George Quasha and Jerome Rothenberg. New York: Random House, 1973. 61-63.

"Summer Fog." A Caterpillar Anthology: A Selection of Poetry and Prose from Caterpillar Magazine. Ed. Clayton Eshleman. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1971. 324-329.

" 'Only the Human, the Human is Broken' "; "The Grasslands of North America"; "The Residues"; "Three Geographical Variations." Poems Now. Ed. Hettie Jones. New York: Kulchur Press, 1966. 39-46.



Poems and Miscellaneous Prose in Periodicals:

" 'The king's seal and the king's reef are in the sky' "; "Esto es épico y es Lírico" Sulfur 43 (Fall 1998)

" 'The quiet intricate interior forest... .' " First Intensity 11 (Fall 1998).

"[Borrowers]." Mike & Dale's Younger Poets 10 (Summer 1998).

"[transcontinental]." House Organ 21 (Winter 1998).

" 'five eggs.' " Log 1 (1997).

"Homage to Kandinsky and Hartley--composition/improvisation, starting with a profession by Hartley"; "Visitations." apex of the M 6 (Fall 1997): 123-128.

"[2 Feb 92]." House Organ 18 (Spring 1997).

"Kotodama"; " 'Of curly beechbark oak' "; " 'the dog-gazed onion.' " First Intensity 8 (Winter 1997): 192-195.

"[from Three Sets of Three--II]." First Intensity 6 (Winter 1996): 40-41.

"[from Three Sets of Three--III]." First Intensity 5 (Summer 1995): 20-21.

" 'There is the bare and rich delight.' " First Intensity 4 (Winter 1995): 114.

" ' "Would that I might be rubbed away." ' " Ashen Meal 1 (1995): 18.

"[four studies]": " 'Evangel of the Morning' "; "[to almost midnight New Year's Eve in Glasgow]"; " 'that after all to walk into a restaurant may be' "; "[homage to Anna Akhmatova]." First Intensity 2 (Winter 1994): 15-18.

" 'Amour perdu plus leger.' " Trans. Jean Monod. Aiou 9 (April 1994).

" 'The flecks of other colors' "; " 'Moroni on the play' "; " 'The antiphonal protagonists take pause' "; "[homage to Richard Lovelace]"; " 'But the cocklight' "; " 'I have a chair.' " :that: 19 (February 1994).

"September Set." Notus 13 (Fall 1993): 15-19.

" 'doctor into the night life' "; " 'some high new tangerine' "; "[a small classical flagstone landscape mystery, as wool to murex]." First Intensity 1 (Summer 1993): 18-20.

"[vistas, over Lammas]." Notus 11 (Fall 1992): 20-21.

"Equinox poem"; " 'The eye / circles' "; "Prose, For What I Have Not Learned"; " 'come back to Delius in Duke' "; "Cahokia"; " 'the students from Cracow leave' "; " 'the events of mid-December 1665' "; " 'it doesn't seem enough' "; "lightning steers all things"; " 'I met the Angel Sus' "; "[given: three beavers in a tree]"; "[homage to Andrei Bely--the memory of the memory of speech]"; " 'late in the Winter' "; " 'then pointed to the opposite hills' "; "[trash]"; " 'midwinter days' "; " 'so you come again' "; "[exercitatio/praecipere]"; "[sophrosyne spring muse overhang . Memorial Day]"; "from [three sets of three]"; "[study]"; " 'a life into a few vegetables.' " Notus 10 (Spring 1992): 5-33.

" 'to look into the pits of' "; " 'Late, and nothing finished' "; " 'To come to midnight' "; "I have fetched phoenix papers." Notus 9 (Fall 1991). 54-57.

"Riding the Dog"; "I have fetched phoenix papers." Jimmy and Lucy's House of "K" 8 (January 1988): 1-6.

"[still] call steps--three short odes." Conjunctions 11 (1987): 100-103.

" 'to accumulate rites' "; " 'then pointed to the opposite hills.' " Hambone 6 (Fall 1986): 1-2.

"(D'apres Sauer)." Trans. Pierre Joris and Michael Maire. Jungle 8 (March 1985): 132-133.

"[Sophrosyne Spring muse overhang . Memorial Day] Basil Bunting in memoriam." Conjunctions 8 (1985): 158.

"[exercitatio/praecipere]." Conjunctions 7 (1985): 61.

"A Set." Temblor 1 (1985): 4-12.

"Les espaces herbeux de l'Amerique du Nord"; " 'Nous pourrions parler de la poesie' "; "Point Reyes, 2eme poeme." Trans. Pierre Joris. in'hui 18 (October 1983): 95-99.

"from Etudes"; "[requiem etudes . for Louis Zukofsky]." The Paris Review 86 (Winter 1982): 124-125.

"[before the Angel]"; "Homage to Andrei Bely"; "[postcard views--homage to the Gerome and Van Gogh-Hiroshige Criophoros]"; " 'questions of the snow' "; " 'the distance of love' "; " 'late in the Winter' "; " 'study is the gate of justice' "; " 'what can trust take' "; "[homage to the Dodonaean Rilke]." Wch Way 4 (Summer 1982): 23-29.

" 'I saw the Mouse King' "; "[Reunion]"; "[for Ken Grenier]"; "[homage to Kasimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer (2 Dec 1865-18 Jan 1940)]"; "[equinox variations--<<by the sills of the exquisite flexible doors>>]"; " 'blackhead freckled Howdy Doody' "; " 'restless, the rain returns.' " Conjunctions 2 (1982): 219-225.

"[reading Blok]"; "[two requiem etudes . at an ancient music]"; " '<<an undeniable faculty of divination>> --Cicero' "; " 'a silence in the Central Tree' "; " '<<Absents within the Line Conspire, and Sense' "; "a Valentine, for Tom Meyer's birthday"; " 'slowly the old stone building walls' "; "[Heredom]"; "[overheard]"; "[homage to Nicolas Poussin]." Credences n.s. 1.1 (1981): 28-36.

" 'the Chamber of Reflection.' " Trumps: A Periodical of Postcards (1980).

"Heredom"; "[for Addison Craft Irby, 30 Aug 05- ]"; "[from Etudes]"; " 'in anger who can I have here' "; " 'do you know the wound of the shoulder' "; " 'our makers beside us' "; "for Ruth--to Artemis." Credences 7 (February 1979): 72-88.

"High School Poems": "Concertino"; "Orpheus"; "Ballad 3"; "A Narrative"; "The Growth of Surr."; "Bent Listening (first version)"; "Bent Listening (second version)"; "Credo"; "Love Letter"; "Easter Song [A Warning]." Credences 7 (February 1979): 62-71.

"A Note on 'Kansas-New Mexico'--for Ed Grier and Roy Gridley." Credences 7 (February 1979): 56-61.

"[Homage to Carolan]"; "[Homage to the Dodonaean Rilke]"; " 'might be an egg.' " Glitch 2 (1979): 66-68.

" 'how useless insistence want' "; " 'stirring chicken wings' "; " 'late in the Winter' "; "[for Ruth]"; "[homage to Johannes Bobrowski]." Bezoar 14.4 (December 1978): 6-9.

" 'hear my slow brother me' "; "from Etudes"; " 'late in the Winter." Text 8 (October 1978) 10-13.

"Running Lights": " 'race of readiness before o'ertaken' "; " 'hard to believe just some shaved plain chocolate' "; " 'sometimes it's lying there' "; " 'Frog Ben Webster' "; " 'three streams in the Northern Kingdom' "; " 's' "; " 'blood in the clouds means' "; " 'morning' "; " '<<it never even entered my mind>>' "; "[towards an homage to John Dunstable]." Bezoar 11.1 (December 1977): 7-11.

"[given: three beavers in a tree]"; " 'I met the Angel Sus on the Skin Bridge.' " Glitch 1 (November 1977): 30-31.

"rkt(h)o / kwetwer." New World Journal 1.2/3 (Spring 1977): 60-72.

"The Place of the Lord of Soil." Aux Arcs 4 (1977): 3-4.

" 'now the Wolf Borealis' "; "die Gottersprache, das Wechseln und das Werden"; " 'search the hills again' "; "lightning steers all things"; " 'how unlike the backyard plants' "; " 'no amber in early Bronze Age Ireland' "; " 'the Court of the Blue Sunflower' "; "[Homage to Ernst Kantorowicz]." Text 1 (Winter 1976-77): 70-74.

"Selections from the Scandinavian Writings": " '29 Apr 1974' "; " '3 May' "; " '4 May' "; "[27 Nov 74--NY--from Quasha's Copy]"; " 'Eastern Kansas, borderland' "; " ' "finding the Marmaton dangerous to cross" ' "; " 'or the disappearance of the Greenland settlements' "; " 'on those outer banks' "; " 'he would not follow that line by dreams' "; " 'the gray serenade waltz toward summer' "; " 'and by the Fish Wives' Steps' "; " 'and not sadness, not a crown's worth' "; " 'at the well this time' "; " 'dark as the broadaxe people's.' " Io 23 (1976): 108-126.

"(After a Dream of 2-3 February 1971)." Wch Way 2 (Fall 1975): 39-46.

" ' "they were too terrible to cry" ' "; " 'how unavailable I must have always been to you.' " Sixpack 9 (Fall 1975): 69-70.

" 'the pain the distance.' " Wip 1.5 (Fall 1975): 24.

" 'autumn has come again' "; " 'singing "old Mince Meat's here" ' "; " 'Al Haig.' " Truck 15 (Spring 1975): 5-7.

"Eight Poems from the Danish Working": " 'so came to Valldemosa' "; " 'una copa de Carlos Primero toast' "; " 'Ruth came and told me she'd just heard' "; " 'Ruth come down to the well' "; " 'sock washing with a cold' "; " 'and now the child and the mother of the child' "; " 'the old bed with Ruth, the old' "; " 'the events of mid-December 1665 in Smyrna.' " Los 1 (1975): 8-11.

"Homage to Carl Fredrik Hill"; " 'or the disappearance of the Greenland settlements' "; " 'the Hawk at the gates' "; " 'so now she has no cup to go to' "; " 'and there beyond the brocade wall' "; " 'the lion in the sunlight kneading with his paws an unseen.' " Poetry Review (London) 66 (1975): 38-41.

"A Letter for Robert Kelly." Vort 5 (Summer 1974): 77.

" 'The students from Cracow leave.' " Sixpack 7/8 (Spring/Summer 1974): 156.

" 'He takes it North again.' " Truck 13 (Spring 1974): 10-11.

" 'Come back to Delius in Duke.' " Io 4, enlarged ed. (Winter 1973): 274.

"Jesus"; " 'In writing "Jesus" ' "; "Easter Song"; "results from my book." Vort 3 (Summer 1974): 70-76, 78.

"For the Snow Queen." Caterpillar 20 (June 1973): 105-112.

"January 1972--The Recurrence of Beginnings"; " Carrison St., Berkeley--January 1972"; "Journal Entry--28 Aug 72." Fervent Valley 3 (Spring 1973): 31-32.

"(A Suite of Recent Fragments--Copied Out for Ted--18 Jan 73)." Red Crow 2 (Spring 1973): 82-84.

"The Easter Dream"; "20 Jan 73: A Visit with Carl O. Sauer"; "1 Sep 72: A Visit with James C. Malin, Lawrence, Kansas." Isthmus 2 (1973): 22-26, 54-60.

"A Narrative"; " 'Talking with an old friend' "; " 'Bix's "In the Dark" and "Flashes" ' "; " 'John Taverner, 1495-1545' "; " 'Stamina comes with age' "; "For Michael Brodhead." Io 16 (Winter 1972-73): 146-150.

"In the Middle of the Road." Ploughshares 1.3 (December 1972): 86-88.

" 'the man of light came and went' "; " 'black chickens scratch the edges of South America.' " Tansy 5 (Spring/Summer 1972): 50-52.

" 'John Taverner, 1495-1545.' " Recipe (April 1972).

"Selections from a Novel." Observer 5.13 (12 May 1972): 3.

"Delius/Douglas, Frederic/Max." Fervent Valley 1 (Spring 1972): 12.

"Delius: A Sequence." Llama's Almanac (1972): 1-14.

"Record." Recipe (December 1971).

"Jed Smith and the Way." Caterpillar 17 (October 1971): 99-112.

"Notes, Waiting in The Mediterraneum for Bean and Lowell, 3 Aug 71." This 2 (Fall 1971): 89-90.

"Some Notes After the Gift of a Book from Larry Goodell." Io 10 (1971): 133-134.

"September." Caterpillar 15/16 (April/July 1971): 92-98.

"Three Interludes": " 'Misty, misting rain and gloom' "; "(The new grass)"; " 'Full Moon.' " Tottel's 2 (March 1971): 3-4.

"Some Morning Music Fragments"; "(Parts of a Poem for Max Douglas)." Caterpillar 14 (January 1971): 7-8; 118-122.

"Near Equinox." This 1 (1971): 78-79.

"Dream Notes." Io 8 (1971): 127-135.

"Some Ecological Notes"; "Graphic Fragment, 23 Jun 1967"; "Some Etymological Notes"; "Point Reyes Poem--2"; "Strawberry Canyon Poem"; "Four Fragments for the Berkeley People's Park." Io 7 (Winter 1970): 116-124; 126-127.

" 'There is an area of our longing.' " Chicago Review 21.4 (Summer 1970): 91-95.

"A Note (for Larry Goodell)." Caterpillar 11 (Spring 1970): 98.

"Fragments." Caterpillar 10 (January 1970): 64-68.

"Summer Fog." Caterpillar 8/9 (October 1969): 223-228.

"Thanksgiving Day, and Lowell's Birthday." Caterpillar 7 (April 1969): 197-201.

"Suite." Caterpillar 6 (January 1969): 93-97.

"Point Reyes Poem"; "Fog." Io 5 (Summer 1968): 93-95, 108-110.

" 'we might say poetry.' " Matter 4 (1968): 14.

"At Grier's--Dream." Grist 9 (1966): 15-16.

"Gnostic Arguments"; "Richland Cemetery, Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas." Work 4 (Summer/Fall/Winter 1966): 9-12.

" 'dawn in Utah.' " Grist 8 (1966): 11-12.

" 'The Faults Along which the Tremor Runs' "; "Fragments for Bill Dodd." Poetry (Chicago) 107.6 (March 1966): 365-368.

"from Fort Scott." Maps 1 (1966): 21-23.

"Evening Poem--31 Oct 64"; "Second Evening Poem--31 Oct 64." The Paris Review 35 (Fall 1965): 108-109.

" 'The Freedom of the Rose Tree Is the Rose.' " Wild Dog 18 (July 1965): 31-33.

"The Rubber Plant"; " 'Careless of Where the Next Bright Bolt May Fall' "; " 'With a Sound like Wind Under Water' "; "For W. R. P., d. 6 Apr 65." Wild Dog 16 (April 1965): 28-32.

"Convalescence West." Wild Dog 14 (February 1965): 9-10.

"Part 3 of a longer poem." Dream Sheet (1965).

"Slow Dance." Lines 2 (December 1964): 16.

"For Gordon Clark"; " 'Only Love Is Holy and Love's Ecstasy.' " Poetry (Chicago) 105.2 (November 1964): 94-98.

"Visit." Lines 1 (September 1964): 25-26.

"For Alan Kimball."Wild Dog 9 (July 1964): 10.

"The Passing of the Year." Sum 3 (May 1964): 18-19.

" 'Cape hunting dogs.' " Wild Dog 8 (May 1964): 14.

"For Ron Loewinsohn." The Desert Review (Spring 1964): 21.

"Strip." Sum 2 (February 1964): 16-17.

"The Grasslands of North America." Matter 1 (Gnawer 1964): 5.

" 'To Open Night's Eye That Sleeps in What We Know by Day.' " Sum 1 (December 1963): 1-4.

"The Stranger." The Harvard Advocate 97.3 (Summer 1963): 30-31.

"Madrid, New Mexico." New Mexico Quarterly 33.1 (Spring 1963): 68-69.

"For Thanksgiving 1962." Change 1 (1963): 13-14.

"You Whom I Walk With." Quill 2.2 (Spring 1956): 28.

"There are Winter Afternoons in Kansas." Quill 2.1 (Fall 1955): 27.

"Boy With Bandaged Head." Quill Club (Fall 1954): 8.



Reviews and Introductions:

"Introduction." The Man in Green by Patrick Doud. Lawrence, KS: First Intensity Press, 1996. 8-9.

"Introduction." Black Pig by Denis Mahoney. Mystic, CT: Hozomeen Press, 1994. i-v.

"Some Notes on Zukofsky's 80 Flowers and Michele J. Leggott's Reading Zukofsky's '80 Flowers.' " Sulfur 34 (Spring 1994): 234-249.

"A Note on Robin Blaser." Friends of the KU Poetry Collection Newsletter 3 (23 January 1990): 1-3.

Review of Ground Work II: In the Dark by Robert Duncan. Conjunctions 12 (1988): 281-288.

Review of Ground Work: Before the War by Robert Duncan. Conjunctions 7 (1985): 261-267.

" 'america's largest openair museum.' " Review of Elite/Elate Poems and Portrait Photographs by Jonathan Williams. Parnassus: Poetry in Review 8.2 (Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter 1980): 307-328.

"Some Notes on Gerrit Lansing's The Heavenly Tree Grows Downward." Credences 5/6 (March 1978): 128-157.

Review of Places To Go by Joanne Kyger. Caterpillar 15/16 (April/June 1971): 279-280.

Review of Our Word: Guerrilla Poems from Latin America. Trans. Edward Dorn and Gordon Brotherston. Caterpillar 10 (January 1970): 241-242.

Review of Seaweed by Armand Schwerner. Caterpillar 8/9 (October 1969): 144.

Review of Olson/Melville: A Study in Affinity by Ann Charters. Caterpillar 8/9 (October 1969): 56.

Review of Ace of Pentacles by John Wieners. Kulchur 19 (Autumn 1965): 103-104.

"The World of Dances Between Our Eyes." Reviews of The Unknowing Dance by Chad Walsh; Tactics of Survival by George Hitchcock; The Vulnerable Island by Carol Berge; The Very Thing That Happens by Russell Edson; Interchange by Jack Hirschman; and Round Dances by Robert Kelly. Poetry (Chicago) 105.6 (March 1965): 414-420.

Review of The Dead Lecturer by Leroi Jones. Kulchur 17 (Spring 1965): 86-90.

Review of Bottom: On Shakespeare by Louis Zukofsky. Kulchur 16 (Winter 1964-65): 98-103.

Review of The World of the Lie by Ron Loewinsohn. Kulchur 14 (Summer 1964): 99-102.

Review of Her Body Against Time by Robert Kelly. Kulchur 14 (Summer 1964): 95-99. (Reprinted in Vort 5 [Summer 1974]: 73-76.)

Review of Turning Point by Benny Golson. (LP recording.) Kulchur 13 (Spring 1964): 103.

Review of Encore by Woody Herman. (LP recording.) Kulchur 13 (Spring 1964): 102-103.

Review of Something Old, Something New by Dizzy Gillespie. (LP recording.) Kulchur 13 (Spring 1964): 102.

Review of Untitled Epic Poem on the History of Industrialism by R. Buckminster Fuller. Kulchur 13 (Spring 1964): 89-91.

Review of Poem from Jail by Ed Sanders. Kulchur 13 (Spring 1964): 87-89.

"The Unacknowledged Legislators." Review of The Sullen Art by David Ossman. Kulchur 11 (Autumn 1963): 83-85.



Interviews:

Bartlett, Lee. "Kenneth Irby: 'The breath on the edge of the lip.' " Talking Poetry: Conversations in the Workshop with Contemporary Poets. Ed. Lee Bartlett. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico Press, 1987. 107-119.

Alpert, Barry. "Ken Irby--An Interview." Vort 3 (Summer 1973): 52-69.



Audio:

(Note: This section is undoubtedly incomplete.)

Reading 20 June 1996. Kenneth Irby, Joanne Kyger, Diane DiPrima, and Andrew Schelling. 2 audio cassettes. Allen Ginsberg Library, The Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO.

Untitled lecture 18 June 1996. Audio cassette. Allen Ginsberg Library, The Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO.

"Ken Irby Practicum 'On the Elegy.' " '93 P1-P10. 10 audio cassettes from a seminar Irby conducted 5 March 93 - 7 March 93. Allen Ginsberg Library, The Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO.

"Ken Irby Practicum Reading 3/5/93." 93 P-2. Tape 2 of 10 audio cassettes. Allen Ginsberg Library, The Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO.

"Ken Irby at UCSD, 3/7/84." Audio cassette: 1 7/8 ips, stereo. Series title: New writing series. The Archive for New Poetry, U. California, San Diego.

"Kenneth Irby - Twobin Room - 14 March 1975." Audio cassette. Introduction by Robert Kelly. Stevenson Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

"Ken Irby at Cal Tech, 3 Feb 1972." Reel-to-reel. Stevenson Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Oppenheimer, Joel et. al. "A Saturday night taping: poetry reading and discussion." Joel Oppenheimer, LeRoi Jones, and Paul Blackburn. "Poetry reading, July 11, 1962." Ed Dorn, Gil Sorrentino, Ken Irby, and Paul Blackburn, 1962. Sound tape reel (ca. 132 min.) : analog, 3 3/4, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in. ("Saturday night taping" recorded on 30 June 1962. Both pieces were recorded at Paul Blackburn's house in New York City. Archival original is SPB-18, digital master SPM-175 is in two parts. Listening copy SPL-175 is on three tape cassettes.) The Archive for New Poetry, U. California, San Diego.



Editorial and Bibliographical Work:

An edition, with critical introduction, of the poems of Mary Butts (1890-1937). In progress.

Irby, Kenneth, and Christopher Wagstaff. "A Preliminary Checklist of Published Writings by and about Mary Butts." A Sacred Quest: The Life and Writings of Mary Butts. Ed. Christopher Wagstaff. Kingston, NY: McPherson and Company, 1995. 251-273.

Sauer, Carl. Seventeenth Century North America. Berkeley, CA: Turtle Island Foundation, 1980. 295 pp. Coedited, with Robert Callahan, and indexed.



Critical Commentary about Irby:

Joris, Pierre, and Jerome Rothenberg. "Commentary" on Kenneth Irby. Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry, Vol. II: From Postwar to Millennium. Ed. Pierre Joris and Jerome Rothenberg. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1998. 582-583.

Smith, Charles. "Ken Irby."U Buffalo Poetics List e-mail discussion group. http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/irby/smith.txt. 11 July 1996.

Tuma, Keith. "Re: Irby's Ear." U Buffalo Poetics List e-mail discussion group. http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/irby/tuma.txt. 2 July 1996.

Silliman, Ron. "Irby's Ear." U Buffalo Poetics List e-mail discussion group. http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/irby/silliman.txt. 2 July 1996.

Schelb, Edward. " 'only in the heart the glitter': A Review of Kenneth Irby's Call Steps: Plains, Camps, Stations, Consistories." Sulfur 36 (Spring 1995): 213-216.

Ellis, Stephen. "Observations on, and Ruminations over, Kenneth Irby's Call Steps." Lift 14 (April 1994): 86-90.

Friedlander, Benjamin. "Kenneth Irby's Call Steps: Plains, Camps, Stations, Consistories." Notus 12 (Spring 1993): 88.

Ellis, Stephen. "The Tension Toward Attention: An Appreciation of Ken Irby's Work." Notus 10 (Spring 1992): 91-95.

Schelb, Edward. " 'Race of readiness before o'ertaken': The Allegorical and Pastoral Art of Kenneth Irby." Diss. chapter in "Beyond the Boundary Stones: Olson, Zukofsky, and the Postmodern Poetics of History." Unpub. Ph.D. diss. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1990. (The chapter was published, under the same title, in Notus 10 [Spring 1992]: 96-110.)

Silliman, Ron. Review of Orexis. American Book Review 5.5 (July/August 1983): 12.

Gridley, Roy E. "Some versions of the Primitive and the Pastoral on the Great Plains of America." Survivals of Pastoral. Ed. Richard F. Hardin. Lawrence: U of Kansas Publications, 1979. 61-85. (Aspects of Irby's work are discussed on 64-65 and 76.)

Bertholf, Robert. "Kenneth Irby: A Checklist." Credences 7 (February 1979): 142-149. (Note: the whole issue, edited by Robert Bertholf, was published as a festschrift In Celebration of Kenneth Irby.)

Mottram, Eric. " 'Restlessness and Patience': The Poetry of Ken Irby." Credences 7 (February 1979): 128-141.

Kelly, Robert. "On Irby." Credences 7 (February 1979): 121-124.

Quasha, George. "Brief, Enigmatized Reflections on Irby After Circumambulating Catalpa In A Long, Recorded, Suppressed Conversation." Credences 7 (February 1979): 118-120.

Stein, Charles. "Letter." Credences 7 (February 1979): 117.

Metcalf, Paul. "Catalpa, by Kenneth Irby." Credences 7 (February 1979): 115-116.

Enslin, Theodore. "First and Second Thoughts Concerning Ken Irby's Catalpa." Credences 7 (February 1979): 113-114.

Gibbons, Reginald. "Musings on Catalpa." Credences 7 (February 1979): 108-112.

Butterick, George. "Ken Irby's Catalpa: The Discontinuous, Dendritic Narrative of a Journey." Credences 7 (February 1979): 104-107.

Bromige, David. "Ken Irby's Catalpa." Credences 7 (February 1979): 101-103.

Kahn, Paul. "Irby's Later Poetry." Credences 7 (February 1979): 97-100.

Moritz, John. "Five Years in the Making, A Cast of Thousands." Credences 7 (February 1979): 92-96.

Callahan, Bob. "On Irby: An Appreciation." Credences 7 (February 1979): 89-91.

Rasula, Jed. "On Ken Irby." Credences 7 (February 1979): 40-55.

Parker, Linda. "He Moves Us To Excellence." Credences 7 (February 1979): 39.

Meyer, Thomas. "Our Neglected Study: Irby's Catalpa Considered Obliquely." Credences 7 (February 1979): 29-38.

Karlins, Mark. "The American Pastoral." Credences 7 (February 1979): 20-28.

Goodell, Larry. "Letter." Credences 7 (February 1979): 19.

Gridley, Roy. "Witness from Irbyland." Credences 7 (February 1979): 16-18.

Byrd, Don. "Ken Irby and the Missouri-Kansas Border." Credences 7 (February 1979): 7-15.

McDonough, Paul. "A Response to the Work of Kenneth Irby." Glitch 2 (1979): 62-65.

Dorn, Edward. Untitled introduction to To Max Douglas. 2nd enlarged ed. Lawrence, KS: Tansy/Peg Leg Press, 1974.

Byrd, Don. "Ken Irby's To Max Douglas." Vort 3 (Summer 1973): 84-87. (Note: Vort 3, edited by Barry Alpert, was designated the David Bromige/Ken Irby Issue. Half of the issue was devoted to presentation and discussion of Irby's work.)

Powell, Donald. "Kenneth Irby." Vort 3 (Summer 1973): 82-84.

Moritz, John. "Notes from Irbyland." Vort 3 (Summer 1973): 80-82.

Williams, J. Rutherford. "On Ken Irby." Vort 3 (Summer 1973): 79-80.

Clark, Thomas. "Seven Poets." Includes review of Movements/Sequences (discussed on 413-414). Poetry (Chicago) 108.6 (September 1966): 408-415.

Bays, Ronald H. "Moving Clarity and Unfortunate Fuzziness." Review of Irby's Movements/Sequences and The Gathering by David Bromige. Northwest Review 7.3 (Spring 1966): 113-120.

Creeley, Robert. "A Note for Kenneth Irby." Afterword to Movements/Sequences. Placitas, NM: Duende Press, 1965. 37. (Reprinted in Vort 3 [Summer 1973]: 77-78 and in The Collected Essays of Robert Creeley. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1989. 274-275.)



--compiled August, 1998 by Charles Smith, charssmith@aol.com