Chronology of LZ’s Compositions and Publications

The following lists all LZ’s compositions and publications during his lifetime—concluding with 80 Flowers and the complete edition of “A”. In the publications column, within each year, works are subdivided into three groupings: books or other individual publications, journal publications, and anthology publications; and within each of these groupings, publications have been arranged as much are as possible in chronological order based on available information.

This information is primarily indebted to Celia Zukofsky’s A Bibliography of Louis Zukofsky (1969), with updates included in the “Year by Year Bibliography of Louis Zukofsky” (Terrell 1979). Additional information, particularly specific composition dates, is supplied by Booth (1975), Henderson (1987) and Leggott (1989); see Note on Composition Dates. Additional information, especially for publications subsequent to CZ’s Bibliography, is thanks to Mark Scroggins.

The following abbreviations have been used for book publications: 29P = 29 Poems and 29S = 29 Songs (both in 55 Poems, 1941), Anew = Anew (1946), ST = Some Time (1956), BW = Barely and widely (1958), I’s = I’s (pronounced eyes) (1963), AI’s = After I’s (1964), Prep = Prepositions (1967), Prep exp ed. = Prepositions, expanded edition (1981); Prep+ = Prepositions+ (2000), DP = Discarded Poems (in Terrell 1979), CF = Collected Fiction.

For a list with basic information on the journals and presses who published LZ, go here.

 

Compositions

 

Publications

1920

The First Season by “Dunn Wyth.” (c. 1920-1928) [collection of early poems, a copy of which is among LZ’s papers at U of Texas, Austin; none published except for “I Sent Thee Late” in “A”-18]

1920

“Dawn After Storm,” Varsity (Nov.).

“Monody,” The Morningside 9.2 (Nov.): 38.

“Youth,” The Morningside 9.3 (Dec.): 99.

 

1921

1921

“Walking Down the White Sand Street of Kamakura,” The Morningside 9.4 (Jan.).

“Undulations,” The Morningside 9.5 (Feb.).

“Sea-Nymph’s Prayer to Okeanos,” Varsity (Feb.): 8.

“Dark Room,” “Silver Moment,” Varsity (March): 19.

“The Faun Sees,” The Morningside 9.7 (April): 239; The Pagan (Aug.-Sept.).

“Dawn After Storm,” The Pagan (June-July).

“Mood,” The Pagan (Oct.-Nov.).

“Earth Counts a Day” [a play], The Morningside 10.1 (Nov.): 1-8.

“Louis XIV Chamber”; “The Mystic Song,” The Morningside 10.2 (Dec.): 42.

 

“Silver Moment.” The Poets of the Future: A College Anthology for 1920-1921, ed. Henry T. Schnittkind. Boston: The Stratford Co. Publ., 1921. 28.

 

1922

Vast, tremulous [I Sent Thee Late]

1922

“Autumn Sunrise,” The Morningside 10.3 (Feb.): 157.

“Sun and Rainbow,” The Morningside 10.4 (March).

“Autumn Sunrise”; “Moments”; “Spare Us of Dying Beauty”; “Louis XIV Chamber”; “The Mystic Song,” The Morningside 10.5-6 (April-May): 157-158.

“Autumn Sunrise,” The Philadelphia Public Ledger (7 Oct.).

“An Immortality,” The Morningside 11.1 (Nov.): 10.

 

1923

The movement of clouds have not a mind’s precision (3 May) [DP]

A Parable of Time (Summer?)

No sound, but sun (16 Aug.)

What shall I do for money, my friend (17 Sept.) [DP]

Their shapely throats breathe as of song (22 Nov.) [DP]

tam cari capitis (27 Nov.) [29P 24]

Would what oppresses a night (23 Dec.) [DP]

Seeing, the eyes [DP]

 

1923

“An Immortality,” The Forum 69.2 (Feb.).

“This Earth”; “Glamour,” Rhythmus 1.3 (March).

“Youth’s Ballad of Singleness”; “Vision”; “Reflections,” The Morningside 12.3-4 (March-April): 47-48.

“Louis XIV Chamber,” Voices 2.5 (Aug.-Sept.).

 

1924

Not much more than being (24 Jan.) [29P 2]

Millennium of sun– (22 Feb.) [29P 12]

Henry Adams: A Criticism in Autobiography (original version 7 May)

The people change and the birds in the air (25 May) [DP]

Tall and singularly dark you pass among the breakers– (6 July) [29P 18]

All the stars have filled the heavens (6 July)

It is well on this June night (7 July)

Always the May-day sun (17 Aug.)

September among the headstones (21 Sept.)

Cars once steel and green, now old (29 Dec.) [29P 17]

 

1924

“Of Dying Beauty,” Poetry 23.4 (Jan.): 197.

 

“The Seer”, “Sun and Rainbow,” “Louis XIV Chamber.” Columbia Verse: An Anthology of Verse Published in Undergraduate Magazines of Columbia University from 1897-1924, ed. Cargill Sprietsma (NY: Columbia UP).

1925

Ferry (16 Jan.) [29P 5]

Comes a day when the round tracts of sky (18 Feb.)

Passing tall (12 April) [29P 10]

And looking to where shone Orion (28 April) [29P 15]

And they rest: the manifold light rays— (15-16 June) [DP]

Constellation: Memory of V.I. Ulianov (3 Aug.) [29P 1]

Play lost, banjos! Across the areas of ocean’s flowing (23 Aug.)

The sun—sign on the wave (6 Sept.)

Aubade, 1925 (24 Sept.) [29P 16]

(The Sadness After) (Fall)

Run on, you still dead to the sound of a name (15 Oct.) [29P 19]

Across the smoke, over all past living (17 Oct.)

And about these lights, they are  the lights (8 Nov.)

Close your eyes (21 Dec.) [29P 20]

O sleep, the sky goes down behind the poplars (21 Dec.) [29P 21]

 

 

1925

“A Parable of Time,” Two Worlds 1.1 (Sept.): 56.

“The Sadness After,” Two Worlds 1.2 (Dec.): 126.

1926

Like the oceans, or the leaves of fine Southern (Jan.) [29P 25]

We are crossing the bridge now (10 Jan.) [29P 13]

And the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders (27 Jan)

During the Passaic Strike of 1926 (18 April) [29P 7]

Stubbing the cloud-fields—the searchlight, high (3 May) [29P 11]

(I Wait for the Train) (10 May)

(For a Thing by Bach) (14 June)

How many / Times round (19 July) [29P 6]

Only water– (30 Aug.) [29P 14]

A Preface (dated 17 Oct.) [for unpublished sequence “18 Poems to the Future”]

Poem beginning “The” [55 Poems]

 

1926

“February 18, 1925,” The Lavender 3.6 (Jan.).

1927

Song Theme (26 Jan.) [29P 23]

(Spinoza in a Winter Season) (26 Jan.)

What are these smoke-stacks (26 Jan.)

My watch (7 March)

“He Came Also Still” (9 March)

The silence of the good that you were wrought of (10 March)

O lowering belts (14 March)

Someone said, “earth, bowed with her head, we mourn” (15 March)

During lunch hour I shall stretch opposite (15 March)

And human heat-beats; star-falling, engine-beats (8 April)

Critique of Antheil (April)

A dying away as of trees (19 April) [29P 9]

(Awake) / Propped on the earth (28 April)

(These States 1927) [Preface 1927] (dated 11 July)

Autumn, then autumn—what of it (13 Sept.)

N.Y. 1927 (13 Sept.)

Mr. Cummings and the Delectable Mountains (Review of E.E. Cumming’s Him) [“Him” in Prep]

 

1927

 

1928

Cactus rose-mauve and gray, twin overturned (29 Jan.) [29P 22]

Postscript to Henry Adams: A Criticism in Autobiography (21 April) [Prep]

“A”-1

Ask of the sun (2 June) [29P 26]

Finer was the dead artist’s hand (2 June)

Cocktails (7 June) [29P 3]

Beginning Again with William Carlos Williams (postscript to Henry Adams) (9 Oct.) [Prep]

 “A”-2 (10 Oct.)

And to paradise which is a port (29 Oct.) [29P 8]

O autumn fields, if we should break, beyond (31 Oct.)

Blue light is the night harbor-slip (1 Nov.) [29P 27]

Buoy—no, how (1 Nov.) [29P 4]

 

1928

“Poem beginning ‘The,’” The Exile 3 (Spring): 7-27.

“Mr. Cummings and the Delectable Mountains”; “Preface—1927”; “Critique of Antheil”; “Constellation: In Memory of V.I. Ulianov”; “A Preface,” The Exile 4 (Autumn): 75-88.

“tam cari capitis”; “Song Theme”; “Someone said, ‘earth’”; “The silence of the good,” The Dial 85.6 (Dec.): 458-459.

1929

Two Dedications: D.R. (2 Feb.) [29P 29]

Two Dedications: Tibor Serly (5 Feb.) [29P 28]

“A” 3-4 (11 July)

Henry Adams: A Criticism in Autobiography (Hound & Horn version 14 Aug.)

Ezra Pound: His Cantos (original version 10 Aug.) [Prep]

“A”-5 (9 Sept.)

 

1929

“No sound. But Sun”; “Millennium of sun—,” Blues 1.1 (Feb.): 19.

“Cocktails and signs of ‘ads,’” Transition 15 (Feb): 125.

“Across the smoke, over all past living”; “’And the strong men shall bow themselves’”; “And about these lights (East Rockaway, L.I.),” Blues 1.2 (March): 43-44.

“(Spinoza in a Winter Season)”; “September among the headstones,” The Criterion 8.32 (April): 420-421.

“Autumn, then autumn, what of it?”; “Finer was the dead artist’s hand”; “And to paradise which is a port”; “O autumn fields, if we should break” Blues 1.4 (May): 93-94.

“Siren and Signal” [sequence including “’He came also still’”; “All the stars have filled the heavens”; “Play lost banjos”; “North River Ferry” [Ferry]; “Cars once steel and green”; “Comes a day when the round tracts of sky”; “During lunch hour”], Poetry 34.3 (June): 146-149.

 

1930

Sincerity and Objectification I-V (4 Feb.) [Prep]

Words by William Carlos Williams Re-Written by LZ (16 Feb.) [included in An “Objectivist” Anthology]

American Poetry 1920-1930 (2 June) [Prep]

“A”-7 (4-7 Aug.)

“A”-6 (12-16 Aug.)

Ezra Pound XXX Cantos (7 Sept.)

Imagisme (Review of René Taupin’s L’Influence de symbolisme français sur la poésie américaine (de 1920 à 1920)) [two paragraphs extracted as “Influence” and “Poetic Values” in Prep]

 

1930

Translation of Anton Reiser’s Albert Einstein. NY: A. & C. Boni [LZ requested his name not appear].

 

“Cactus, rose-mauve and gray,” Pagany 1.1 (Jan.-March): 79.

Four Poems (1926-1927) [“My watch! / Star-darkness”; “A dying away as of trees”; “And human heart-beats”; “(I wait for the train),” Blues 8 (Spring): 14-15.

Three Poems (1924-1926) [“It is well in this June night”; “And looking to where shone Orion”; “Only water,” Pagany 1.2 (April-June): 21-22.

“Henry Adams: A Criticism in Autobiography—part I,” Hound & Horn 3.3 (April-June): 333-357.

“Cantos d’ Ezra Pound,” Échanges 1.3 (Juin): 145-172 [trans. René Taupin].

“Henry Adams: A Criticism in Autobiography—part II,” Hound & Horn 3.4 (July-Sept.): 518-530.

Group from Ten Poems (1924-26) [I: “Not much more than being”; III: “Always the May-day sun”; VI: “The sun— / sign on the wave”; “Tibor Serly (from Two Dedications),” Blues 9 (Fall): 40-43.

“For a Thing by Bach,” Pagany 1.4 (Oct.-Dec.): 23.

“Henry Adams: A Criticism in Autobiography—part III,” Hound & Horn 4.1 (Oct.-Dec.): 46-72.

“Poem” [“Ask of the Sun”], Front 1 (Dec.): 31.

“Dedication—D.R.,” Morada 5 (Dec.): 14-15.

 

1931

Program “Objectivists” 1931 [Prep]

Review of Basil Bunting, Redimiculum Matellarum (Feb.)

Madison, Wis., remembering the bloom of Monticello (1 March) [29S 1]

Prop. LXI (16 April) [29S 3]

Train-Signal (26 May) [29S 4]

Happier, happier, now (30 Nov.) [29S 8]

“Recencies” in Poetry (dated 19 Aug.) [Prep]

—“her soil’s birth” (22 Aug.) [29S 6]

The Gathering (Nov.) [trans. from Apollinaire] [DP]

Immature Pebbles [29S 2]

 

1931

“American Poetry 1920-1930,” The Symposium 2.1 (Jan.): 60-84.

“A” (Seventh Movement); “University: Old Time” [as Joyce  Hopkins]; “Program: ‘Objectivists’ 1931”; “Sincerity and Objectification” I, II, III; Note to Symposium by Parker Tyler and Charles Henri Ford; Translation of René Taupin, “Three Poems by André Salmon”—I, Poetry 37.5 (Feb.): 242-246, 268-285, 287-288, 289-293 [“Objectivists” issue].

“Aubade 1925”; “Beginning again with William Carlos Williams” (Postscript to “Henry Adams”), Hound & Horn 4.2 (Jan.-March): 229-230, 261-264.

Four Poems (1924-1928) [“Buoy—no, how”; “(Awake!) / Propped on the earth”; “Tall and singularly dark you pass among the breakers—”; “Passing tall,” Pagany 2.1 (Jan.-March): 89-90.

Translation of René Taupin, “Three Poems by André Salmon”—II, Poetry 37.6 (March): 333-339.

“The February Number” (reply to Stanley Burnshaw), Poetry 38.1 (April): 55-57 [with Burnshaw’s letter responding to the “Objectivists” issue].

“The Cantos of Ezra Pound (one section of a long essay),” The Criterion 10.40 (April): 424-440.

“Cantos di Ezra Pound.” L’Indice (Genoa) (10 & 25 April, 10 May 1931) [trans. Emanuel Carnevali].

“Poems (1927) 1 and 2” [“What are these smoke-stacks”; ”O lowering belts”], The Left 1.1 (Spring): 40.

“N.Y. 1927”; Review of R. Hillyer, The Gates of the Compass, L. Speyer, Naked Heel & K.T. Young, Ten Poems, Nativity 2 (Spring): 20.

“Blue light,” Pagany 2.2 (April-June): 79.

“‘A’: third and fourth movements, ‘out of the voices’”; “Imagisme” (review of René Taupin, L’Influence du symbolisme français sur la poésie américaine), The New Review 2 (May-June-July): 83-88, 160-161.

“‘London or Troy?’ ‘Adest’” (review of Basil Bunting, Redimiculum Matellarum), Poetry 38.3 (June): 160-162.

“Ezra Pound’s XXX Cantos,” Front 4 (June): 364-367.

“Completely and accurately” (review of The Poems of Wilfred Owen), The N.Y. Sun (10 Oct.): 13.

“(Train-Signal),” Pagany 2.4 (Oct.-Dec.): 80.

 

1932

Who endure days like this (9 April) [29S 7]

The Writing of Guillaume Apollinaire (completed 19 April)

In Arizona (28 April) [29S 9]

Arizona (29 April) [29S 10]

The water lifted me (with Jerry Reisman & George Oppen) (10 May) [DP]

It’s a gay li – ife (26 May) [29S 5]

Song 11: And the least see (27 May) [DP]

After “Les Collines” (with Jerry Reisman) (27 May) [An “Objectivists” Anthology]

Whatever makes this happening (20 June) [29S 12]

in that this happening (22 June) [29S 13]

Thanks to the Dictionary (begun July) [CF]

The sand: For the cigarette finished (3 Aug.) [29S 14]

Do not leave me (15 Aug.) [29S 15]

Crickets’ / thickets (15 Aug.) [29S 16]

Imitation (10 Nov.) [29S 17]

The mirror oval sabers playing (28 Nov.) [29S 18]

No One Inn (1 Dec.) [29S 25]

Ears beringed with fuzz (5 Dec.) [29S 20]

Snows’ night’s winds on the window rattling (13 Dec.) [29S 21]

To my wash-stand (13 Dec.) [29S 22]

 

1932

An “Objectivists” Anthology, ed. LZ. Le Beausset, France and NY: To Publ. (Summer). [includes “Preface: ‘Recencies’ in Poetry,” “A” 1-7, “—Her Soil’s Birth,” “Prop. LXI,” “Madison, Wis., Remembering the Bloom of Monticello (1931),” “Program: ‘Objectivists’ 1931,” collaborations with Kenneth Rexroth, Jerry Reisman, R.B.N. Warriston and WCW].

 

Translation of René Taupin, “The Classicism of T.S. Eliot,” The Symposium 3.1 (Jan.): 64-82.

“(Ferry)”; “Madison, Wis., Remembering the bloom of Monticello (1931),” Contact 1.1 (Feb.): 40-42.

“It’s a gay li – ife,” Contempo 1.21 (1 April): 2.

“A” (Second Movement), Poetry 40.1 (April): 26-29.

“Run on, you still dead to the sound”; “Poem—1925,” Fifth Floor Window 1.4 (May): 6.

“The Transition” (review of Wyndham Lewis, The Doom of Youth), The Saturday Review of Literature (30 July): 18.

“A” (First Movement), Pagany 3.3 (July-Sept.): 9-13.

“in that this happening” (with Latin translation by Basil Bunting), Il Mare (1 Oct.).

“The Open Mind: Physiology and a Poem,” The Lion & Crown 1.1 (Fall): 40-42 [Published as “Anonymous”; a short essay without any poem but with note suggesting it was submitted by LZ on behalf of a student, although later hand-written note indicates dictated by LZ to Jerry Reisman].

“Song 9” (In Arizona); “Song 10” (“arch animals’” [Arizona]), Contact 1.3 (Oct.): 75-76.

 

“Poem beginning ‘The,’ 3rd-5th movements.” Profile: An Anthology Collected in MCMXXI, ed. EP. Milan: Giovanni Scheiwiller (May).

 

1933

N.Y. (24 Jan.) [29S 29]

A Further Note on XXX Cantos of Ezra Pound (23 Feb.) [in Active Anthology, ed. EP]

A Junction (7 Aug.) [29S 26]

This Fall, 1933 (12 Nov.) [29S 24]

Home for Aged Bomb Throwers—U.S.S.R. (11-22 Nov.) [29S 11]

Checkers, checkmate and checkerboard (29 Nov.) [29S 19]

Song—¾ time (8 Dec.) [29S 27]

 

1933

“Imitation / N.Y. 1932”; “Song 22,” The Symposium 4.2 (April): 178-181.

“Objectivists Again,” Poetry 42.2 (May): 117 [letter to the editor replying to Morris U. Schappes’ review of An “Objectivists” Anthology in Poetry 41.6 (March 1933) with brief response by Schappes 117-118].

“A Further Note on XXX Cantos by Ezra Pound,” The Windsor Quarterly 1.1 (Spring): 88-94.

“mirror fugue to ‘The Gnat’ by Carl Rakosi,” The Windsor Quarterly 1.2 (Summer): 138-139.

“Song 19,” Pesti Naplo (13 Aug.): 37 [included in English with an interview translated into Hungarian (see Misc. Writings)].

“Song 29,” Poetry 42.6 (Sept.): 312.

“The Writing of Guillaume Apollinaire: Le Flâneur, (I)—Il y a” (with René Taupin), The Westminster Magazine 22.4 (Winter): 9-50.

 

“Poem beginning ‘The’”, from “A” 5th & 6th movements, “A Further Note on [EP’s] XXX Cantos.” Active Anthology, ed. EP. London: Faber & Faber (12 Oct.). 111-153, 247.

 

1934

“Specifically, a writer of music” (24 Feb.) [29S 28]

“The Immediate Aim” (7 March) [29S 23]

Sequence from “The Writing of Guillaume Apollinaire” (1 April) [selection of brief translations from Apollinaire]

Alba [Alba, 1952] (original version 1 May)

“Mantis” (27 Oct.) [55 Poems]

“Mantis,” An Interpretation (dated 4 Nov.) [55 Poems]

 

1934

Le Style Apollinaire, trans. René Taupin. Paris: Les Presses Modernes.

 

“Ezra Pound: His Cantos, parts I & II,” The Observer (Memphis, TN) 2.2 (Jan.-Feb.): 3-4, 8.

“The Writing of Guillaume Apollinaire: (II)—Le Poète Ressuscité, (III)—& Cie” (with René Taupin), The Westminster Magazine 23.1 (Spring): 7-46.

“Sequence from ‘The Writing of Guillaume Apollinaire,’” The Columbia Review 15.4 (May).

 

“How many / times round / deck,” Negro Anthology of 1931-1933, ed. Nancy Cunard. London: Wishart & Co. (16 Feb.). 433.

“Tibor Serly (from Two Dedications),” “Madison, Wis., Remembering the Bloom of Monticello (1931).” Modern Things, ed. Parker Tyler. NY: The Galleon Press (Sept.). 73-75

 

1935

“Further than”— (20 Jan.) [55 Poems]

A madrigal for 3 voices (27-28 Feb.) [Anew 27]

“A”-8 (begun 5 Aug.)

A Test of Poetry (begun)

Review of Lewis Carroll’s Russian Journal and Other Works [“Lewis Carroll” in Prep]

1935

“‘Mantis,’” Poetry 45.6 (March): 320-321.

from 29 Songs [“Home for Aged Bomb Throwers”; “American Bank-Note Factory”; “A Junction”; “Song ¾ time”], Bozart-Westminster 8.1/24.1 (Spring-Summer): 28-30.

“Review of Lewis Carroll’s Russian Journal,” New Masses 17.2 (8 Oct.): 24.

 

1936

Arise, Arise (original version 27 Jan.; revised 27 June)

Modern Times (18 March) [Prep]

A Test of Poetry (cont.)

 

1936

“‘Mantis’”; “‘Mantis,’ an Interpretation.” New Directions in Prose and Poetry, ed. James Laughlin IV. Norfolk, CT: New Directions. 167-175.

 

1937

Motet (15 Jan.) [I’s]

che di lor suona su nella tua vita (4 Feb.) [Anew 1]

One lutenist played look (2 March) [Anew 2]

“A”-8 (revised and completed 14 July)

The green plant grows (2 Dec.) [Anew 3]

 

1937

“The Labor Process (from ‘A’-8),” New Masses 24.5 (27 July): 16.

 

“Trio for Workers” [Madrigal for 3 voices]. Contemporary American Men Poets: An Anthology of Verse by 459 Living Poets, ed. Thomas Del Vecchio (NY: Henry Harrison). 141.

“Aubade: 1925,” “Ferry” [“How many / Times”], “Madison, Wis., Remembering the Bloom of Monticello (1931),” “Constellation (Memory of V.I. Ulianov),” “Poem” [“And looking to where shone Orion”], “Poem: Train Signal” [“With stars past troughs”]. Poetry Out of Wisconsin, eds. August Dereth & Raymond E.F. Larsson (NY: Henry Harrison Poetry Publ.). 310-314.

 

1938

So sounds grass, and if it is sun or no sun (27-28 Feb.) [Anew 4]

Ah spring, when with a thaw of blue (2 March) [Anew 5]

Anew, sun, to fire summer (1-4 Aug.) [Anew 6]

“A”-9, first half (begun, 9 Aug.)

“Aids” and restatement for The First Half of “A”-9 (begun, 9-21 Aug.)

American Ironwork 1585-1856 (27 Aug.) [Useful Art]

When the crickets (28 Aug.) [Anew 7]

Chalkware (26 Sept.) [Useful Art]

Glad they were there (22 Nov.) [Anew 29]

Has the sum (5 Dec.) [Anew 8]

For you I have emptied the meaning (6 Dec.) [Anew 9]

What are these songs (6 Dec.) [Anew 10]

A Test of Poetry (cont.)

 

1938

“March Comrades (from ‘A’-8),” New Masses 27.6 (3 May): 14.

“A”-8. New Directions 1938, ed. James Laughlin (Norfolk, CT: New Directions): 93-149.

 

“‘The’ (third movement)” [from “Poem beginning ‘The’”]. Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Poets. NY: Avon House.

 

1939

American Tinware (9 Jan.) [Useful Art]

The rains, the rains (7 March) [Anew 28]

The lines of this new song are nothing (7 March) [Anew 20]

American Kitchenware (3 April) [Useful Art]

A last cigarette (15 May) [Anew 13]

Preface to Sincerity and Objectification (22 June?) [unpublished selection of criticism]

Thanks to the Dictionary (final arrangement 16 Aug.)

Gulls over a rotting hull (1-3 Sept.) [Anew 23]

Henry Adams (revised)

Drive, fast kisses (12-13 Oct.) [Anew 33]

My nephew (20-21 Oct.) [Anew 31]

The men in the kitchens (28 Oct.) [Anew 24]

Catullus viii (Nov.?) [Anew 22]

A Pair of New York Water Pitchers (7 Nov.) [Useful Art]

The Henry Clay Figurehead (16 Nov.) [Useful Art]

American Tinsmiths (21 Nov.) [Useful Art]

Binnacle Figure—1851 (18 Dec.) [Useful Art]

“Wide Awake” Lantern and Eagle (29 Dec.) [Useful Art]

A Test of Poetry (cont.)

 

1939

1940

Duncan Phyfe (11 Jan.) [Useful Art]

Carpenters of New Amsterdam (24 Jan.) [Useful Art]

Remmey and Crolius Stoneware (8 Feb.) [Useful Art]

Light 2: A house where every (25 Feb.) [ST]

The Caswell Carpet (29 Feb.) [Useful Art]

Friendship Quilts (14 March) [Useful Art]

“A”-9, first half (completed 1 April)

“Aids” and Restatement for The First Half of “A”-9 (completed 2 April)

Cotton Historical Prints (4 April) [Useful Art]

“A”-10 (10 June-31 July)

Light 15: I’m a mosquito (4-5 Aug.)

The bird that cries like a baby (30 Sept.) [Anew 18]

The world autumn (26 Nov.) [Anew 37]

Arise, Arise (revised 30 Nov.)

Light 11: Who in snow (original version 3 Dec.) [ST]

A Test of Poetry (completed)

 

1940

First Half of “A”-9. NY: privately printed (Nov.).

1941

Light 10: A Round (original version 1 Jan.) [ST]

No road! (1 Jan; rev. 28 April) [DP]

A Keystone Comedy (19 Jan.) [CF]

Light 14: It never pours, it draws (14 Feb.) [ST]

Ferdinand (begun Feb.) [CF]

Belly Locks Shnooks Oakie (7 April) [Anew 38]

And so till we have died (8 April) [Anew 19]

Light 11: Who in snow (revised 8 April) [ST]

Strange (28 April) [Anew 36]

Light 8:  See, 10: A Round (revised), 13: Why daylight saving (28 April) [ST]

1892-1941 (6 June) [Anew 26]

Light 6: An ornament of sentiment (19 July) [ST]

It was (begun 4 Aug.) [CF]

Guillaume de Machault (1300-1377) (5-6 Nov.) [Anew 17]

Light 9: I was walking in the park (3-4 Dec.) [ST]

No it was no dream of coming death (3-5 Dec.) [Anew 15]

In the midst of things (original version 5 Dec.) [Anew 11]

 

1941

55 Poems. Prairie City, IL: The Press of James A. Decker (Oct.).

 

“A”-9 (First half), Poetry 58.3 (June): 128-130.

“Paris” (“A”-10). Calendar: An Anthology of 1941, ed. Norman MacLeod. Prairie City, IL: The Press of James A. Decker. 8-20.

1942

Celia’s birthday poem (21 Jan., 30 March) [Anew 40]

Or a valentine (14 Feb.) [Anew 35]

One friend (22 March) [Anew 39]

In the midst of things (revised 29 March) [Anew 11]

Ferdinand (completed 17 June)

“A” 1-6 (revised 19 July-6 Aug.)

Dometer Guczul (12 Aug.) [Prep]

Can a mote of sunlight defeat its purpose (15 Sept.) [Anew 21]

“One oak fool box”; —the pun (2 Dec.) [Anew 14]

The need to have you (16 Dec.) [trans. from Alain Bosquet]

A marriage song for Florence and Harry (30-31 Dec.) [Anew 30]

 

1942

“1892-1941,” Poetry 59.6 (Sept.): 314-315.

From Anew [“Ben Jonson [One lutenist played look],” “Ah, Spring,” “When the crickets,” “Glad they were there,” “The rains, the rains,” “What I did not say (or a Valentine)”]. Calendar: An Anthology of 1942 Poetry. Ed. Norman MacLeod. Prairie City, IL: The Press of James A. Decker. 32-34.

1943

To Begin Again With Your Body (2 Feb.) [trans. from Alain Bosquet] [DP]

After Charles Sedley (14 Feb.) [Anew 41]

Light 3: Because Tarzan triumphs (31 March-3 April) [ST]

Light 12: R.A.E. (1 April) [ST]

You three: —my wife (27 May) [Anew 42]

To my baby Paul (23 Oct.) [Anew 43]

Basic (26 Nov.) [Prep]

Light 7: With passion for a baby (1 Dec.) [ST]

Light 5: Wire home (1-6 Dec.) [ST]

Light 1: (completed 1944) [ST]

To Go On [trans. from Alain Bosquet] [DP]

 

1943

“from Anew” [A last cigarette / a companion], The Old Line 12.6 (April): 19.

“The Need to Have You” (translation of Alain Bosquet), View 1.3 (April): 22.

“Dometer Guczul,” View 3.3 (Fall): 87-88, 95.

Basic (a report on Ogden & Richards, Basic English). NY: Hazeltine Electronics Corp. (Dec.).

 

1944

Sequence 1944-6 1: I look at the pines on the hillside (16 Jan.) [ST]

It’s hard to see but think of a sea (17 Jan.) [Anew 12]

Even if love convey (20-21 Feb.) [Anew 32]

The Letter of Poor Birds (1-5 March) [Anew 34]

for Zadkine (7 May) [Anew 25]

I walk in the old street (29 May-22 June) [Anew 16]

 

1944

“Pluck the Cascade” (translation of Alain Bosquet), Maryland Quarterly 1: 19.

 

1945

Sequence 1944-6 2: But lose patience (original version 13 Feb.) [ST]

Light 4 (3 April) [ST]

A Song for the Year’s End 2 (16 April) [ST]

Poetry/For My Son When He Can Read (May, finished 22 Dec.) [Prep]

Sequence 1944-6 4: Having outlived self-offense (original version 2-3 Sept.) [ST]

Sequence 1944-6 3: Heart too human (original version 7-8 Sept.) [ST]

A Song for the Year’s End 1 (30 Sept.) [ST]

 

1945

1946

A Song for the Year’s End 3: I look at the pines (14 Feb.) [ST]

Sequence 1944-6 5: (Flushing Meadow) (23 March-12 April) [ST]

 

1946

Anew. Prairie City, IL: The Press of James A. Decker (March).

 

“To his own hurt” [“A Song for the Year’s End”: “Daughter of Music”; “I shall go back to my mother’s grave”; “Because he was crying”], Yale Poetry Review 5 (Autumn): 25-26.

“A Note on the Work of William Carlos Williams,” Briarcliff Quarterly 3.11 (Oct.): 198-201 [concluding section of “American Poetry 1920-1930”].

 

1947

Sequence 1944-6 2, 3, 4 (revised 4 March) [ST]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (begun Summer; Preface 8 Sept.)

Michtam 1: Les-Wiat, from Caul Gate (22 Aug.) [ST]

que j’ay dit devant 2 (26 Aug.) [ST]

que j’ay dit devant 1 (22 Oct.) [ST]

 

1947

“Sequence 1944-46,” Partisan Review 14.4 (July-Aug.): 390-392.

1948

So That Even A Lover (11 Jan.) [ST]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (Part One 15 Feb.)

Light 1-15 (arranged 17 May) [ST]

Michtam 2: Romantic Portrait (20 May) [ST]

“A”-9, second half (begun Aug.)

Michtam 3: with a capital P (14 Nov.) [ST]

“Work/Sundown” [Prep]

 

1948

A Test of Poetry. NY: The Objectivist Press (Sept.).

 

“Poetry / For My Son When He Can Read,” Cronos 2.4 (March): 22-30.

“Little wrists”; “Hello, little leaves,” The Golden Goose 1 (Summer): 31.

“Light,” The Golden Goose 2 (Autumn): 6-13.

“Statement” [Work/Sundown]. The Case of Ezra Pound, ed. Charles Norman. NY: Bodley Press. 55-57.

 

1949

Xenophanes (10 Feb.) [ST]

Non Ti Fidar (19 Feb.) [ST]

Some time has gone (25 Feb.) [ST]

Chloride of Lime and Charcoal I (13-16 Aug., 7 Sept.) [ST]

Chloride of Lime and Charcoal II (28 Oct.) [ST]

Chloride of Lime and Charcoal III (29 Oct.) [ST]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1949

“Poem” [“Cocktails”]. Transition Workshop, ed. Eugene Jolas. NY: Vanguard Press, 1949. 271-271.

1950

Reading and Talking (6, 10-11 Jan.) [ST]

A Statement for Poetry (31 Jan.)

“As To How Much” (1 Feb.) [ST]

George Washington (22 Feb.) [ST]

Review of Vivienne Koch’s William Carlos Williams (19 March) [Prep; this includes “An Old Note on WCW,” see introductory notes to Prepositions on dating this piece]

And Without (1 April) [ST]

Perch Less (2 June) [ST]

 “A”-9, second half (completed 18 Aug.)

Little Baron Snorck, chapters 1-8 (completed 12 Nov.) [Little]

You Are Old Dr. Gluillens (12-15 Nov.) [Little]

Air (24 Dec.) [ST]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1950

“Poetry in a Modern Age” (review of Vivienne Koch, William Carlos Williams), Poetry 76.3 (June): 177-180 [incorporates “An Old Note on WCW”].

“Some Time” (“Chloride Of Lime and Charcoal I”; “Non Ti Fidar”; “Some time has gone”), Botteghe Oscure 5: 375-380.

“Xenophanes,” New Mexico Quarterly 20.2 (Summer): 209-210.

Ferdinand (first half), Quarterly Review of Literature 5.3: 255-292.

Ferdinand (second half), Quarterly Review of Literature 5.4: 373-400.

As to How Much,” Imagi 13, 17.

 

1951

Pamphylian (22-23 Jan.) [ST]

To My Valentines (13 Feb.) [ST]

“A”-11 (11 April-12 May)

“A”-12 (22 June-19 Oct.)

Review of George Santayana’s Dominations and Powers [“Effacement of  Philosophy” in Prep]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1951

“Air,” Tomorrow 10.9 (May): 41.

“Day that passes,” Tomorrow 10.10 (June): 17.

“Perch Less,” New Mexico Quarterly 21.2 (Summer): 225.

“A”-11, Botteghe Oscure 8: 326-327.

1952

On Valentine’s Day to Friends (28 Jan.) [ST]

Old (10-11 May) [ST]

Alba (1952) (revised 17 May, 12 Aug.) [ST]

Spook’s Sabbath, Five Bowings (6-15 July) [ST]

You who were made for this music (20 Dec./rev. 19-21 June 1956) [BW 2]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1952

A Test of Poetry [English edn]. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul (Sept.).

 

“Poetry (1952)” [“A Statement for Poetry”], Montevallo Review 1.3 (Spring): 49-54.

 

1953

“All Wise” (2 Jan.) [ST]

For Selma Gubin’s Umbrellas (5 Jan.) [ST]

SONGS OF DEGREES 1: With a Valentine (the 12 February) (12 Feb.) [ST]

SONGS OF DEGREES 2: With a Valentine (the 14 February) (14 Feb.) [ST]

SONGS OF DEGREES 3: ‘Nor did the prophet’ (original version 28 July) [ST]

The Judge and The Bird (23 Oct.-3 Nov.) [ST]

All of December Toward New Year’s (21 Dec.) [ST]

H.T. (27 Dec.) [ST]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1953

“Love speaks” [last 3 strophes of the Second Half of “A”-9]; “The Effacement of Philosophy” (review of George Santayana, Dominations and Powers), Montevallo Review 1.4 (Summer): 44, 62-64.

“All Wise”; “Alba (1952)”; “Spooks’ Sabbath, Five Bowings”; “Old,” Accent 13.3 (Summer): 135-139.

Preface and Part I of Bottom: on Shakespeare, New Directions 14, ed. James Laughlin (NY: New Directions): 288-307.

 

1954

Bottom: on Shakespeare (Part Two, section 1, 1 Jan.)

SONGS OF DEGREES 4: Happiest February (13 Feb.) [ST]

It was (revised 19 March)

SONGS OF DEGREES 5: William Carlos Williams alive! (30 Aug.) [ST]

 

1954

from “A”-12, The Beloit Poetry Journal 5.1 (Fall): 1-3.

“The Judge and the Bird,” Poetry 85.2 (Nov.): 74-76.

 

1955

SONGS OF DEGREES 6: A wish (17 Jan.) [ST]

SONGS OF DEGREES 3: ‘Nor did the prophet’ (revised 21 Jan.) [ST]

SONGS OF DEGREES 7: March first (2-5 March) [ST]

The Guests (21 Aug.) [ST]

Shang Cup (5 Nov.) [ST]

Claims (5-6 Nov.) [ST]

The Laws Can Say (5-6 Nov.) [ST]

An Incident (16 Nov.) [ST]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1955

from “A”-12, Black Mt. Review 2.5 (Summer): 52-53.

from Bottom: on Shakespeare [“Shakespeare’s theme”], The Pound Newsletter 8 (Oct.): 18.

1956

The Record (6 Feb.) [ST]

Barely / and / widely / love (30 March) [BW]

Preface to Jonathan Williams, Amen/Huzza/Selah (7 April)

This is after all vacation (19-20 June) [BW 1]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

1956

Some Time. Stuttgart, Germany: Jonathan Williams (Sept.).

 

“The Guests,” Poetry 87.6 (March): 346-348.

“The Summing Up,” The Pound Newsletter 10 (April): 3 [brief note on EP].

“Songs of Degrees”; from Bottom: on Shakespeare Part Two [“Music’s Master”] (including CZ’s “Gower Chorus” from Act 1 of Pericles), Black Mt. Review 6 (Spring): 15-25, 119-157.

“All of December toward New Year’s”; “Reading and Talking”; from “A”-12, The Quarterly Review of Literature 8.3: 190-198.

“Michtam”; “George Washington,” Ark 2/Moby 1 (1956/1957): 6-7.

 

1957

The green leaf that will outlast the winter (1 Jan.) [BW 3]

A Valentine (2 Feb.) [BW 4]

The Heights (25-27 Feb.) [BW 5]

Send regards to Ida the bitch (9 May) [BW 6]

4 Other Countries (begun Summer) [BW 12]

Stratford-on-Avon (1 & 4 July, 4 & 30 Aug.) [BW 7]

Review of Robert Creeley’s The Whip (15 Oct.)

“A”-8 (revised Oct.)

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1957

Bottom: on Shakespeare Part Two [“The Object is simple”], Black Mt. Review 7 (Autumn): 95-133.

Barely and widely,” Ark 3 (Winter): 3-4.

 

“Catullus 8.” Latin Poetry in Verse Translation, ed. L.R. Lind. Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Riverside. 30.

1958

Catullus 1, 2, 2a, 3, 4, 5 (begun 8 Feb.)

This year (22 Feb.) [BW 8]

Ashtray (3 April) [BW 9]

Another Ashtray (8 April) [BW 10]

Forward [5 Statement on Poetry] (9 May)

William Carlos Williams: A Citation (20 May) [Prep]

Head Lines (13 July) [BW 11]

4 Other Countries (completed 1 Sept.) [BW 12]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1958

5 Statements for Poetry. San Francisco: SF State College (25 June).

Barely and widely. NY: Celia Zukofsky (Sept.) [limited ed.].

 

“The Heights,” The Colorado Review 2 (Spring): 7.

“What I Come To Do Is Partial” (review of Robert Creeley, The Whip), Poetry 92.2 (May): 110-112.

“The Best Human Value (A Citation for William Carlos Williams),” The Nation 186.22 (31 May): 500-502.

Two from Barely and widely, Poetry 92.3 (June): 133-138 [“Stratford-on-Avon” & “This year”].

 

“Strange.” 14 Poets, 1 Artist (Jargon 31). NY: Jonathan Williams, Publisher (12-14 Dec.) [loose-leaf collection of poems handwritten by the poets with drawings by unidentified artist; also includes poems by Ginsberg, Blackburn, Levertov, Jonathan Williams, Bob Brown Walter Lowenfels, Paul Goodman, Edward Dahlberg].

 

1959

I’s (pronounced eyes): Hi, Kuh (15 Jan.) [I’s]

Homage (17 Jan.) [I’s]

I’s (pronounced eyes): Fiddler Age Nine (5 Feb.) [I’s]

1959 Valentine (6-7 Feb.) [I’s]

To Friends, for Good Health (28 Feb.-2 March) [I’s]

Wire (1-2 March) [I’s]

Peri Poietikes (27 March) [I’s]

Little (outline for chapters 9-35, 29 March)

I’s (pronounced eyes): Red azaleas (2 May) [I’s]

I’s (pronounced eyes): HARBOR, FOR, Angelo & SEVEN DAYS A WEEK (13 June) [I’s]

Her Face the Book of—Love Delights in—Praises (18-19 June) [I’s]

Jaunt (20-21 July) [I’s]

Hill (27 Oct.) [I’s]

I’s (pronounced eyes): TREE-SEE? (29 Oct.) [I’s]

I’s (pronounced eyes): ABC (6 Nov.) [I’s]

I’s (pronounced eyes): A SEA (10 Nov.) [I’s]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (cont.)

 

1959

“A” 1-12. Kyoto, Japan: Origin Press (Sept.).

 

from “4 Other Countries,” Poetry Pilot (Jan.).

“1959 / Valentine,” Wagner Literary Magazine (Spring): 56.

“To Friends, For Good Health”; from “Thanks to the Dictionary,” Combustion 10 (May): 6, 8-9.

“Three from Gaius Valerius Catullus” (with CZ) [Catullus 1-3], Poetry 94.3 (June): 148-149.

“The Heights”; “Air,” Brooklyn Heights Press (18 June).

From “A”-12, Return (Aug.).

From “A”-12, Return 4 (Fall).

“Peri Poietikes,” The Nation 189.15 (7 Nov.): 336.

“A Valentine (This / is / not)”; “The Green Leaf,” Neon 4: 15-16.

 

1960

Julia’s Wild (13 Jan.) [Bottom]

Bottom: on Shakespeare (completed 8 May)

I’s (pronounced eyes): AZURE (23 May) [I’s]

“A”-13 partita (23 Sept.)

Catullus 6-9, 8 (31 Oct.)

(Ryokan’s scroll) (16 Dec.) [I’s]

 

1960

From “A”-4, “A”-8, “A”-12, The Galley Sail Review 5 [2.1] (Winter 1959/60): 8-10.

Choice of Favorites, Poetry Pilot (The Academy of American Poets) (Jan.): 4-14 [selection of passages appearing throughout LZ’s work adapted/translated from Shakespeare, Homer, Xenophanes, Catullus, Lucretius, Guillaume de Machault, Spinoza and Psalms 16].

“Jaunt,” Poetry 95.5 (Feb.): 296-299.

“It was,” Nomad 5/6 (Winter-Spring): 48-50.

“All eyes!” (from Bottom: on Shakespeare), Folio (Indiana) 25.2 (Spring): 7-13.

“A Preface?” Jonathan Williams. Amen/Huzza/Selah. Karlsruhe-Durlach, Germany: Jargon (Summer).

From Bottom: on Shakespeare [“Ember eves” & “Z”], Poetry 97.3 (Dec.): 141-152.

 

1961

Daruma (27 Oct.) [AI’s]

Catullus 10-17, 21-50

Bottom, a weaver [Prep]

Translating Catullus (LZ & CZ) [Prep+]

1961

It Was. Kyoto, Japan: Origin Press (Nov.) [includes “It Was,” “A Keystone Comedy,” “Ferdinand” & “Thanks to the Dictionary’].

 

“Hill,” San Francisco Review 1.8 (March): 78.

“A”-13, partita i & ii; “(Ryokan’s scroll)”; Catullus VI & VII (with CZ); L.Z. letters to Cid Corman (7/11//60, 8/13/60, 8/25/60); from Bottom: on Shakespeare [from Part Two 67-77], Origin 1, second series (April): 1-30, 44-63.

from Bottom: on Shakespeare [Part Two 77-94], Origin 2, second series (July): 34-62.

“A”-13, partita iii, Origin 3, second series (Oct.): 1-14.

“The green leaf,” The Albuquerque Review 1.15 (28 Dec.).

“Old Testament’s Odyssey” (from Bottom: on Shakespeare), Damascus Road 1: 23-24.

“Modern Times,” Kulchur 4: 75-82.

 

1962

The Old Poet Moves to a New Apartment 14 Times (22-26 Feb.; begun 25 Nov. 1960) [AI’s]

Atque in Perpetuum A.W. (21 June) [AI’s]

The (21 June) [AI’s]

Pretty (25 June) [AI’s]

The Ways (2 July) [AI’s]

Catullus 51-63, 65

Prefatory Note to Prepositions (revised 4 Sept.)

Found Objects (1962-1926) [Prep]

1962

16 Once Published. Edinburgh, Scotland: Wild Hawthorn Press (Sept.).

 

“An Old Note on WCW,” The Massachusetts Review 3.2 (Winter): 301-302.

 “A”-13, partita iv & v, Origin 4, second series (Jan.): 53-64.

“Daruma,” The Nation 194.5 (3 Feb.): 103.

Catullus 16 (with CZ), Trobar 4 (Feb.): 4.

Catullus 4, 5, 9, 10-14, 15 (with CZ), Origin 5, second series (April): 20-27.

Little Baron Snorck; “Translating Catullus”; 3 Carmina & 3 Cats [41, 42 & 63, with Catullus’ Latin] (with CZ), Kulchur 5 (Spring): 3-19, 47-53.

Arise, Arise, Kulchur 6 (Summer): 66-100.

Catullus 17, 21, 23-25, 27-38 (with CZ), Origin 6, second series (July): 50-64.

“The Ways”; “Pretty,” Burning Deck 1 (Fall): 44-45.

“4 Other Countries,” The Texas Quarterly 5.3 (Autumn): 113-126 [with drawings by Cyril Satorsky, who did the artwork for Bottom].

5 Statements for Poetry (“Foreword”; “Program: ‘Objectivists’ 1931”; “Sincerity and Objectification”; “‘Recencies’ in Poetry”), Kulchur 7 (Autumn): 63-84.

Catullus 39, 40, 44, 46-48 (with CZ), Origin 7, second series (Oct.): 62-64.

“Atque in Perpetuum A.W.,” Poetry 101.1 & 2 (Oct.-Nov.): 143.

Two Poems [“Her Face the Book of—Love Delights in—Praises“; Catullus VIII (1939 version)], National Review 8.20 (20 Nov.): 394.

5 Statements for Poetry, Cont’d (“Poetry / For My Son When He Can Read”), Kulchur 8 (Winter): 75-86 [with music by PZ for “Songs of Degrees” 1, 2, entitled “Variants”: 31-39].

 

“You who were made for this music” (from Barely and widely). Anthologie des Poètes Américains, ed. Jacques Cardonnet. Paris: La Revue Moderne.

 

1963

Finally a Valentine (9 Feb.) [AI’s]

Beginning Again with William Carlos Williams (revised 10 April) [Prep]

“A”-17 (12-13 March)

“A”-16 (23 May)

“A”-20 (30 Oct.)

After Reading (15 Dec.) [AI’s]

Catullus 66-69

 

1963

I’s (pronounced eyes). NY: Trobar Press (May).

Bottom: on Shakespeare. Austin, TX: Ark Press, U of Texas (Sept.).

 

Catullus 49-54a, 57, correct version of 39 (with CZ), Origin 8, second series (Jan.): 29-31, 64.

“The Old Poet Moves to a New Apartment 14 Times,” Poetry 101.6 (March): 373-382.

Catullus 55, 58-60 (with CZ), Origin 9, second series (April): 63-64.

“The / desire / of / towing,” Poor.Old.Tired.Horse 6 (May): [2].

5 Statements for Poetry, Cont. (“A Statement for Poetry (1950)”), Kulchur 10 (Summer): 49-53.

“Poem 29” from Anew [“Glad they were there”], Cleft 1.1 (June): 35.

Catullus 56, 45 (with CZ), Origin 10, second series (July): 63-64.

Statement on Prepositions [included in Notes on Contributors]; “Ezra Pound: His Cantos (1-27),” Kulchur 11 (Autumn): 3, 39-56.

Catullus 62 (with CZ), Origin 11, second series (Oct.): 61-64.

“A”-17: A Coronal, Poetry 103.1 & 2 (Oct.-Nov.): 124-137.

3 Poems from Barely and widely [“Send regards to Ida the bitch”; “Another Ashtray”; “Head Lines”]; from a 11 Aug. 1951 letter, Blue Grass 2 (Winter): 12-13.

 

“tam cari capitis”; “Song Theme”; “Some one said, ‘earth’”; “The silence of the good that you were wrought of.” A Dial Miscellany, ed. William Wasserstrom. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP. 332-333.

“It’s a gay li-ife,” “che di lor suona,” No it was no dream of coming death,” “An Incident.” English with Italian translations by Carlo Izzo. Poesia Americana del ‘900, ed. Carlo Izzo. Parma: Ugo Guanda.

 

1964

Catullus 70-80

The Translation (1 Feb.) [AI’s]

“A”-14 (13 Aug.-14 Sept.)

“A”-15 (3 Oct.-1 Dec.)

“The Form” of “A”-9 (revised 9 Dec.) [from First Half of “A”-9, translated into German for 1966 edn. of “A”-9]

“A”-18 (begun 26 Dec.)

“A” Libretto (excerpts compiled 29 Oct.)

 

1964

Found Objects 1962-1926. Georgetown, KY: H.B. Chapin (April).

After I’s. Pittsburgh, PA: Boxwood Press/Mother Press (Sept.).

A Test of Poetry [2nd US edn.]. NY: Jargon/Corinth Books (Dec.).

 

Catullus 63: Attis (with CZ), Origin 12, second series (Jan.): 60-63.

“Preface (1962)” (from Found Objects); “Song 28,” Wild Dog 1.5 (Jan.): 1-4.

A version from “A”-13, The Review 10 (Jan.).

“Poem 33 (1939) from Anew,” Granta 68.1234 (7 March): 5.

Catullus 65 (with CZ), Origin 13, second series (April): 35.

Catullus 22 & 26 [with Latin originals] (with CZ), The Resuscitator 2 (April): 8-11.

“A”-11, Helicon 3.1 (Spring): 16-17.

“After reading, a song,” Joglars 1.1 (Spring): 39.

“A”-16, Origin 14, second series (July): [back cover].

“Song 27” (from 55 Poems), El Corno Emplumado/the Plumed Horn 11 (July): 74-77.

Catullus 70, 72 & 73 [with Latin originals] (with CZ), Paris Review 32 (Summer-Fall): 74-75.

“Poem 21” (from Anew), Lines 1 (Sept.): 1.

Catullus 66 (with CZ), The Resuscitator 3 (Sept.): 10-13.

“Versions of Catullus” (Quod mihi fortuna, with CZ) [Catullus 68, 68a], Poetry 105.3 (Dec.): 155-160.

From “A”-6; “For Zadkine (Anew 25); Anew 7 & 16; “A”-7; “A”-11; from “A”-12; “Songs of Degrees” 1 & 2; “The Guests” (from Some Time); from “4 Other Countries” [I: “The birds of / Périgueaux” to “To perfect / makes / practice” (174-175), II: “That song / is the kiss” to “Of the / Triumphant God” (180-182), III: “Rome is a low / city” to “In the ground / of the overhead cloister / to look / also” (187-194)]; from Bottom: on Shakespeare [a mosaic of short quotations from Bottom and others, such as Robert Duncan and Marshall McLuhan, by Tomlinson]; from undated LZ letter, Agenda 3.6 (Dec.): 7-35 [LZ issue, ed. Charles Tomlinson].

 

 “Finally a Valentine.” Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy, eds. Erwin A Glikes & Paul Schwaber. NY: Basic Books. 129.

 

1965

Pronounced Golgonoozà (25 Feb.) [Prep]

Catullus 81-116 and fragmenta (completed 19 Oct.)

Catullus 64 (begun)

Henry Adams (final revision 7 April) [Prep]

Prefatory Note to Prepositions (revised)

1965

Finally a Valentine. Stroud, UK: Piccolo Press (1 Jan.) [limited ed. card].

ALL: The Collected Short Poems 1923-1958. NY: W.W. Norton (April).

An Unearthing. Cambridge, MA: Adams House and Lowell House Printers (May) [limited ed.].

I Sent Thee Late. Cambridge, MA: LHS (June) [limited ed.].

“A” Libretto. NY: privately printed (Aug.).

 

Catullus 67 (with CZ) [with Latin original], Yale Literary Magazine 133.5 (April): 24-26.

Catullus 77 (with CZ) [with Latin original], Riata (Spring): 9.

“A”-14; “Pronounced Golgonoozà?,” Poetry 107.1 (Oct.): 1-51, 65-68 [issue devoted to LZ].

Catullus 82 (with CZ) [with Latin original], Harvard Advocate 100.1 (Nov.): 21.

“On Basil Bunting”: “‘London or Troy? Adest’ (1930) a review of Redimiculum Matellarum”; from Bottom: on Shakespeare; two quotations on Basil Bunting from poems by Louis Zukofsky [“…Dear whilom friend champing with the bad teeth of Rudaki” (from “A”-13 i) and “With a Capital P” (“Michtam” 3), King Ida’s Watch Chain: A Moving Anthology: Link One: Basil Bunting issue, ed. Tom Pickard [looseleaf assemblage].

 

“Poem beginning ‘The’”; “So that even a lover”; “Chloride of Lime and Charcoal”; “The Guests”; “This is after all vacation”; “You who were made for this music”; “The green leaf”; “Peri Poietikes”; “A”-11. A Controversy of Poets, eds. Robert Kelly & Paris Leary. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Anchor. 504-522.

“in that this happening” (Song 13), as “Verse and Version” with Bunting’s Latin translation. Basil Bunting, Loquitur. London: Fulcrum P, 1965. 138.

 

1966

Catullus 64 (completed 1 Feb.)

“A”-19 (12 Feb.-29 May)

“A”-18 (8 March-28 April)

“A”-21 (begun 15 Aug.)

“A”-24 by CZ (begun 24 Dec.)

1966

“A”-9. Stuttgart, Germany: Futura 5, edn. hansjörg mayer (Feb.).

ALL: The Collected Short Poems 1923-1958 [English edn.]. London: Jonathan Cape (May).

“A” 1-12 [English edn.]. London: Jonathan Cape (Oct.).

ALL: The Collected Poems 1956-1964. NY: W.W. Norton (Nov.).

 

“A Suite of an Older Sympathy.” Poetry Pilot (Academy of American Poets) (May) [a selection of younger poets, see list here].

Catullus 94 [with Latin original] (with CZ), Island 6/Combustion 15 (June): 30.

“A”-20, Agenda 4.3 & 4 (Summer): 37-38.

“A”-15, Poetry 108.6 (Sept.): 357-375.

Catullus 102 (with CZ), Agenda 4.5 & 6 (Autumn): 17 [subtitled “To Basil Bunting” for BB special issue].

from “A”-8, Poetry Book Society Bulletin (London) 51 (Dec.): 2.

 

“Catullus 8” [from Anew]. Roman Culture: Weapons and the Man, ed. Garry Wills. NY: George Braziller.

 

1967

Foreword “A” 1-12 (25 Feb.) [Prep+]

“A”-21 (completed 14 May)

“A”-24 by CZ (finished first version 24 May)

Little (chapters 1-8 revised 9 Aug.)

Little, chapter 9 & 10 (begun 4 Oct.)

“A” / Cantata [one page selection of passages from the fifth section of “A”-13 with assigned voices: tenor, soprano and chorus]

An Objective (revision and combination of “Sincerity and Objectification,” “Program ‘Objectivists’ 1931” & “’Recencies’ in Poetry”) [Prep]

William Carlos Williams (revision and combination of “Beginning Again with WCW,” “An Old Note on WCW” & “WCW: A Citation”) [Prep]

 

 

1967

“A”-14. London: Turret Books (June) [limited ed.].

Prepositions: The Collected Critical Essays of Louis Zukofsky. London: Rapp & Carroll (June).

“A” 1-12 [U.S. edn.]. NY: Doubleday (Paris Review Editions) (Sept.).

ALL: The Collected Poems 1956-1964 [English edn.]. London: Jonathan Cape (Oct.).

Little A Fragment for Careenagers. San Francisco: Black Sparrow Press (Dec.) [limited ed.].

 

Catullus 83, 87, 107, 109 (with CZ), The Journal of Creative Behavior 1.2 (Spring): 124-125.

“A” Cantata 13 v, The Journal of Creative Behavior, Poetry Supplement, 1.3 (July); 20-21.

“Song,” The New York Times (3 Aug.): 32 [passage from “A”-21.499.15-500.5].

“A”-18, Poetry 110.5 (Aug.): 281-303.

“A”-19, Poetry 111.2 (Nov.): 82-111.

 

“A”-13, partita iii. The New Writing in the U.S.A., ed. Donald Allen & Robert Creeley. Penguin Books. 304-317

From “All of December Toward New Year’s” [2], 1968 Peace Calendar & Appointment Book: Out of the War Shadow: An Anthology of Current Poety, ed. Denise Levertov. NY: War Resisters League. [week of Dec. 2].

“Julia’s Wild.” Poezie (experimentální poezie), eds. Josef Hiršal & Bohumila Grögerová. Prague: Edice Odeon.

 

1968

Interview (conducted by L.S. Dembo, 16 May) [Prep+]

L.Z. Masque [“A”-24] (revised by CZ beginning 17 Sept.)

Little, chapter 10 (completed), chapters 11-27

1968

Prepositions: The Collected Critical Essays of Louis Zukofsky [U.S. edn.]. NY: Horizon Press (March).

From Thanks to the Dictionary. Buffalo, NY: The Galley Upstairs (March) [broadside].

Ferdinand/ including It Was. London: Jonathan Cape; NY: Grossman Publ. (Nov.).

 

From Bottom: on Shakespeare [“St. Thomas”; “Crashaw”; “Art is to see”; “Plato”], Origin 8, third series (Jan.): 18.

Catullus 38. Caterpiller 3/4 (April-July): 93 [in a Test of Translation].

“Preface” & “Young David” (from “Thanks to the Dictionary”), Monks Pond 2 (Summer): 1-2.

From “A”-21, Acts I & II, Poetry 112.5 (Aug.): 297-322.

From “A”-21, Act III, Poetry 112.6 (Sept.): 402-417.

“Julia’s Wild” [from Bottom] (with translation into Portuguese by Augusto de Campos), Artes Hispanicas 1.3 & 4 (Winter-Spring): 219-220 [concrete poetry issue, ed. de Campos].

 

From “A”-15. The American Literary Anthology 1, ed. Peter Ardery and George Plimpton. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 429-436.

Catullus 60 (with CZ). the silent Zero, in search of Sound: An Anthology of Chinese Poems from the Beginning Through the Sixth Century, ed. Eric Sackheim. NY: Grossman. 155.

“Julia’s Wild” [with Portuguese translation by Augusto de Campos]. Concrete Poetry: A World View. Introduced by Mary Ellen Solt and ed. with Willis Barnstone. Indiana UP. 219-220.

“in that this happening” (Song 13), as “Verse and Version” with Bunting’s Latin translation. Basil Bunting, Collected Poems. London: Fulcrum P, 1968.

 

1969

Little, chapters 28-35 (completed 28 July)

L.Z. Masque [“A”-24] (completed by CZ, 27 Sept.)

To Daryl Hine for Nov. 1969 Poetry for Henry Rago [unpubl. note, qtd. Scroggins Bio 427-428]

Autobiography (arranged)

 

1969

Catullus Fragmenta. London: Turret Books (Jan.) [limited ed.].

Catullus (with CZ). London: Cape Goliard; NY: Grossman Publ.

“A” 13-21. London: Jonathan Cape; NY: Doubleday.

 

“The ‘Objectivist’ Poet” [Interview], Contemporary Literature 10.2 (Spring): 203-219.

Peliaco Quondam” (with CZ) [Catullus 64], Poetry 114.4 (July): 219-233.

“An Incident.” Texas Times (University of Texas, Austin) (Nov.-Dec.): 10

 

“A”-18. The American Literary Anthology 2, eds. George Plimpton and Peter Ardery. NY: Random House. 389-408.

“Buoy—no, how,” “(Awake!) Propped on the earth,” “Tall and singularly dark,” “Passing tall,” “A”—First Movement. A Return to Pagany: The History, Correspondence and Selections form a Little Magazine, 1929-1932. Eds. Stephen Halpert & Richard Johns. Boston: Beacon Press. 254-255, 460-464.

from “A”-12 [“On one of my long walks…” to “I never met / That dog again”; “He sang sometimes…” to “Except: such were his actions”]. The Many Worlds of Poetry, eds. Jacob Drachler & Virginia R. Terris. NY: Alfred A. Knopf. 23, 150-151.

 

1970

“A”-22 (begun 14 Feb.; “AN ERA” dated 24 Feb.; Initial written same year)

Introduction to reading from Little on WNYC-FM Radio (15 Sept.) [“With Little/For Careenagers” in Prep exp ed.]

About the Gas Age (corrected 23 Sept., 30 Dec.) [Prep exp ed.]

Foreword to “A” 1-12 (revised)

 

1970

Autobiography. NY: Grossman Publ.

An Era. Santa Barbara, CA: Unicorn Press (May) [postcard].

Initial. NY: Phoenix Book Shop (Christmas) [limited ed.].

Little / for careenagers. NY: Grossman Publ.

 

From Bottom: on Shakespeare, Workshop No. Nine (April): 9-10.

From Bottom: on Shakespeare, Tree 1 (Winter): 25.

“Catullus XI, XLV, LI, LVIII, XCVI” (with CZ), Grosseteste Review 3.4 (Winter): 37, 39, 41, 42, 44 [Special Catullus/Zukofsky issue].

 

“Cars Once Steel and Green, Now Old,” “It’s Hard to See but Think of a Sea,” “I Walk in the Old Street,” “The Lines of This New Song Are Nothing,” “The Green Leaf That Will Outlast the Winter,” “Non Ti Fidar,” “Reading and Talking,” from “A” (“A”-4 & -11). The Voice That Is Great Within Us: American Poetry of the Twentieth Century, ed. Hayden Carruth. NY: Bantam. 249-258.

From “A”-13 partita I; from “A”-14 beginning An; Light 1; Anew 12, Inside Outer Space: New Poems of the Space Age, ed. Robert Vas Dias. Garden City, NY: Anchor/Doubleday. 361-369.

“Poem beginning ‘The’.” Possibilities of Poetry: An Anthology of American Contemporaries, ed. Richard Kostelanetz. Dell Publ. 140-151.

 “American Poetry 1920-1930,” The Plastic Age (1917-1930), ed. Robert Sklar. NY: George Braziller. 166-178.

“Song” [excerpt from “A”-21]. New York Times Book of Verse, ed. Thomas Lask. NY: Macmillan. 66.

“How many” (Poem 6). Negro Anthology of 1931-1933, ed. Nancy Cunard, ed. and abridged Hugh Ford. NY: Frederick Unger Publ., 1970. 269.

From “Ezra Pound (1929)” and “American Poetry 1920-1930 (1930).” Ezra Pound: A Critical Anthology, ed. J.P. Sullivan. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970. 113-114.

 

1971

Wallace Stevens Memorial Lecture (taped 29 April, revised 3 Aug.) [“For Wallace Stevens” in Prep exp ed.]

 

1971

1972

“A”-22 (cont.)

1972

“A”-24. NY: Grossman Publ.

From “A”-22. Cambridge, MA: Pomegranate Press.

 

 “Program: ‘Objectivists’ 1931,” Poetry 121.1 (Oct.): 45-48.

 

From Barely and widely [“Barely / and / widely,” #1 “This is after all vacation,” #2 “You who were made for this music,” #5 “The Heights,” #7 “Stratford-on-Avon 1957,” #11 “Headlines”]. The East Side Scene: American Poetry, 1960-1965, ed. Allen De Loach. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (Anchor Books). 303-308.

“The ‘Objectivist’ Poet” [interview]. The Contemporary Writer: Interviews with Sixteen Novelists and Poets, eds. L.S. Dembo and Cyrena N. Pondrom. Madison: U of Wisconsin P [Rpt. 1969 interview in Contemporary Literature].

 

1973

“A”-22 (completed 14 April)

“A”-23 (begun 13 April)

1973

Arise, arise. NY: Grossman Publ.

 

“The Iyyob Translation from ‘A’-15.” Alcheringa 5 (Spring-Summer): 3-4.

[Reply to] Questionnaire on Rhythm: from America. Agenda 11.2 & 3 (Spring/Summer): 66.

from “A”-22 [“AN ERA” to “Nature says, this wet, vine” 508-527], Poetry 122 (July): 215-234.

Mirror Canon of “Glad they were there.” Counter/Measures 2: 8-9.

 

“A”-4; “A Sea”; “Julia’s Wild”; “Songs of Degrees 5.” America a Prophecy, eds. Jerome Rothenberg & George Quasha. NY: Random House. 347-350, 432-433, 553-554.

“A Statement for Poetry.” The Poetics of the New American Poetry, eds. Donald Allen & Warren Tallman. NY: Grove Press. 142-146.

“Tall and singularly dark you pass among the breakers,” “Ask of the sun,” “In Arizona,’ “For you I have emptied the meaning,” Catullus viii” [“Miserable Catullus”], “Light” 2 & 4. The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, eds. Richard Ellmann & Robert O’Clair. NY: Norton. 657-661.

“A”-15. Open Poetry: Four Anthologies of Expanded Poems, eds. Ronald Gross & George Quasha. Simon and Schuster. 231-242.

“It’s Hard to See But Think of a Sea,” “To My Washstand.” Shake the Kaleidoscope: A New Anthology of Modern Poetry, ed. Milton Klonsky. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books). 205-208.

 

 

1974

“A”-23 (completed 21 Sept.)

80 Flowers, Epigraph (27-29 Dec.)

 

1974

from “A”-22 [“Centuries (place) telescope Sun” to end 527-535], Poetry 124.1 (April): 35-44.

“Addenda to Prepositions: The Collected Critical Essays” [“For Wallace Stevens”; “With Little for careenagers”; “About The Gas Age”]. Journal of Modern Literature 4.1 (Sept.): 91-108.

 

“All of December Toward New Year”; “Reading and Talking,” Contemporary Poetry: A Retrospective from the Quarterly Review of Literature, eds. T. Weiss and Renée Weiss. Princeton UP. 176-179.

“Two Songs” [“It’s a gay li-fe,” “No One Inn”], from “Poem beginning ‘The’” [Fifth movement], “Song 22, To My Wash-Stand,” “Mantis,” “’Mantis,’ An Interpretation,” “A”-1, from Autobiography #36 [“Strange to reach that age”; with CZ’s musical score]. Revolution of the Word: A New Gathering of American Avant Garde Poetry 1914-1945, ed. Jerome Rothenberg. NY: Seabury Press. 239-259.

 

1975

80 Flowers 1-23 [Starglow – White Begonia (25 Jan.-24 Dec.; 24 African Violet begun 25 Dec.)

1975

“A” 22 & 23. NY: Grossman Publ.

 

from “A”-23 (“His gain mother earth” to “go on in peace”). Agenda 13.2 (Summer): 10-12.

from “A”-23 (“An unforeseen” to “sound one”). Transatlantic Review 52 (Autumn): 5-8.

“A Translator’s Florilegium: from Bottom: on Shakespeare.” Modern Language Notes 90.6 (Dec.): 923-924.

 

From Bottom: on Shakespeare [Part Two 67-97]; Two letters to Cid Corman; “A”-13, iv; Catullus 4, 11, 31 & 37. The Gist of Origin 1951-1971, ed. Cid Corman. NY: Grossman Publ. 149-160, 170-190, 209-214, 219-220, 231-232.

“To Basil” (with CZ). Madeira & Toasts for Basil Bunting’s 75th Birthday. Ed. Jonathan Williams. Dentdale, UK: Jargon Society. n.p. [2 line poem].

 

1976

80 Flowers 24-50 [African Violet – Chokecherry] (24 completed 2 Jan.-22 Oct.)

Index to “A”

Index to Prepositions

Prefatory Note to Prepositions (final version)

 

1976

1977

80 Flowers 51-76 [Snowdrop – Vines] (11 April-28 Dec.; 77 Weeds begun 30 Dec.)

 

1977

“A” 22 & 23 [English edn.]. London: Trigram Press.

 

from “A”-23 (“An art of honor” to “are but us”). Singe 5 (Winter).

 

“‘Tall and singularly dark you pass among the breakers’,” “Catullus viii.” The Penguin Book of American Verse, ed. Geoffrey Moore. 416-417.

 

1978

80 Flowers 77-80 [Weeds – Zinnia] (77 completed 2 Jan.-21 Jan.)

Much ado about trees (5-11 Feb.) [Gamut: 90 trees]

1978

80 Flowers. Lunenburg, VT: Stinehour Press (June) [limited ed.].

“A”. Berkeley, CA: U of California Press (Dec.).

 

“A foin lass bodders.” Paideuma 7.3 (Winter): 409-411.

 

“The Iyyob Translation from ‘A’-15”; from Bottom: on Shakespeare; from “A”-12; “Her face the book of—love delights in—praises.” A Big Jewish Book, ed. Jerome Rothenberg. Garden City, NY: Anchor/Doubleday. 167-168, 188-189, 350-355, 561-562.

“Of Dying Beauty,” “’Mantis’,” “1892-1941.” Poetry Anthology, 1912-1977, eds. Daryl Hine & Joseph Parisi. Houghton Mifflin Co. 88-89, 152-154, 234-235.

 

 

Note on Composition Dates

 

Dates of composition that appear in parentheses indicate dates on manuscripts listed in Booth or Henderson, who have catalogued the complete LZ manuscript collection at the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin as of 1987. Virtually all LZ’s manuscripts (he never typed) are carefully dated, either at the time of composition or retrospectively, which allows us to construct a reasonably accurate chronology. However, although it appears these manuscript dates usually indicate the completion date of original versions, it is often not possible to be certain about this and these precise dates should be taken with caution. Specific dates of composition for 80 Flowers are taken from Leggott (364-368), whose chart should be consulted for the dates of individual poems in that volume.

 

There are a number of apparent typographical errors or mistranscriptions in Booth, which I note below:

 

Booth C51 Aubade, 1929

Title should be Aubade, 1925 (Henderson)

Booth C73 Checkers, Checkmate and checkerboard

            Date 29nov32 the year should be 33 (CZ)

Booth C92 (For a Thing by Each)

Title should be Bach for Each (Henderson)

Booth C103 Has the sum

            Date 5dec58 the year should be 38

Booth C104 Head Lines

            Date 13jul58; Niedecker’s copy has 13aug58 (Henderson)

Booth C102 It’s a gay li – ife

            Date 26May36 the year should be 32 (CZ)

Booth C164 Prop. LXI

            Date 16apr30 the year should be 31 (CZ)

            [LZ sent this poem to WCW in a letter dated 16 April 1931, and mentions it in a 25 April 1931 letter to EP]

Booth C178e William Carlos Williams alive!

            Date 3aug54 the day should be 30/31

            [LZ sent this poem to WCW in a 31 Aug. 1954 letter clearly indicating he had just written it]

Booth C238a You who were made for this music
Booth notes that there is an earlier date of 12/20/52 noted on the manuscript, which in fact is the actual date of composition in LZ’s notebook (see HRC 3.13).