Kenneth Irby

Primary office:
2010 Wescoe Hall


Areas of Research


Selected Publications

The Intent On: Collected Poems 1962-2006. (North Atlantic Books, 2009)

In Denmark: Poems 1973-1974.  No: a journal of the arts 2 (2003): 49-116.

Studies:  Cuts, Shots, Takes:  A Notebook Sequence August-September 1999. (First Intensity Press,  2001)

Ridge to Ridge:  Poems 1990-2000.  (OtherWind Press, 2001)

[Syzygos].  (Arcturus Editions, 1999).

Some March Notes, 1995.  (Ra’anana, Israel: Oasis Press, 1995)

Antiphonal and Fall to Fall.  (Kavyayantra Press, 1994)

Call Steps: Plains, Camps, Stations, Consistories. (Tansy Press, 1992).

Two Studies.  (Tansy Press, 1989).

A Set.  (Tansy Press, 1983).

Riding the Dog. Issued as The Zelot: No. 4. (The Zelot Press, 1982).

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

Homage to Andrei Bely.  (Printed by Helen, 1981)

Planks Turned to Marble. (Tansy Press, 1979)

A Gift for Friends: Summer Solstice 1978.  (Los Angeles: Privately printed, 1978).

From Some Etudes. Issued as Tansy 9. (Tansy Press, 1978)
Catalpa.  (Tansy Press, 1977).

For the Snow Queen. Issued as Tansy 1. (Tansy Press, 1976)

In Excelsis Borealis.  (White Creek Press, 1976).

Archipelago.  Tuumba 4. (Tuumba Press, 1976). 

To Max Douglas.  (Tansy/Peg Leg Press, 1974). 

To Max Douglas.  (Tansy 4/Peg Leg Press Publications, 1971).

Relation: Poems 1965-1966.  (Black Sparrow Press, 1970).

The Flower of Having Passed Through Paradise in a Dream: Poems 1967. (Matter Press, 1968). 

Movements/SequencesDuende 8 (Duende Press, 1965).

Kansas-New Mexico. Issued as Formula Series One. (Terrence Williams, Publisher, 1965)
The Roadrunner Poem. Issued as Duende 4 (Duende Press, 1964).

The Oregon Trail.  (Dialogue Press, 1964).

Numerous contributions to various anthologies; and articles and reviews on contemporary poetry.

Honors and Awards (selected)
Visiting Professor and Fulbright travel grant, Univ. of Copenhagen. 
Awards from the Fund for Poetry 
The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry
Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, 2010 (shared with Eileen Myles)

Faculty Profile                      

I was born in in Bowie, Texas, in 1936, and grew up in Fort Scott, Kansas.  I was educated at the University of Kansas, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley.  I have also lived, worked, served in the U. S. Army, and taught in New Mexico, Nevada, the North Pacific, Massachusetts, Northern California, New York, Colorado, and Copenhagen.  Currently I live in Lawrence, Kansas, and teach in the Department of English at the University of Kansas.

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