( "Morgan Gibson found in Japan the Zen pathway to those ...)
"Morgan Gibson found in Japan the Zen pathway to those expanding forms of awareness and compassion which are recognized today as the Buddhist way. Gibson has placed before the reader the personal obstacles and suffering experienced in this pioneering struggle."--Nolan Pliny Jacobson
(After half a century of writing some of the most remarkab...)
After half a century of writing some of the most remarkable poems of love and solitude, prophetic revolt and philosophical contemplation in modern literature, Kenneth Rexroth has emerged, I believe, as one of America's wisest living poets. I have written this book to put in order my thoughts concerning the poet who, more than any other, has helped me understand poetry as communion, communication of vision, and communal sacrament.
(Rexroth, Kenneth, -- 1905-1982 -- Criticism and interpret...)
Rexroth, Kenneth, -- 1905-1982 -- Criticism and interpretation. Rexroth, Kenneth, -- 1905-1982 -- Knowledge -- Asia. Asia -- In literature.
Bachelor, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1950. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1959.
Instructor English, humanities, Shimer College, 1953-1954;
instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1954-1958;
assistant Professor of English, American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1959-1961;
assistant to associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1961-1972;
chairman graduate faculty, Goddard College, 1972-1975;
Professor of English, Chukyo U., Nagoya and Toyota, Japan, 1987-1989;
visiting distinguished Professor of English, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1989-1991;
lecturer in English, Pennsylvania State University, 1991-1992;
Professor of English, Japan Women's U., 1993-1997;
Professor of English, Kanda University of International Studies, since 1997. Visiting Professor of English, American literature Osaka (Japan) U., 1975-1979. Visiting professor creative writing Michigan State University Extension, Traverse City, 1979.
Visiting professor comparative literature University of Illinois, 1982.
Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Poetry Society American, Buddhist Peace Fellowship.
Married Barbara Ann Browne, September 1, 1950 (divorced 1972). Children: Julia Mary, Lucy Alice. Married Keiko Matsui, September 14, 1978.
1 child, Christopher Southern.