Cathelin, Jean. Jean Arp. Translated by Enid York. New York: Grove Press, 1960. A short introduction to Arp’s life and art, with many photographs of his artwork.
Fauchereau, Serge. Hans Arp. Translated by Kenneth Lyons. New York: Rizzoli, 1988. Biographical and critical introduction to Arp’s artwork and poetry.
Jean, Marcel. Introduction to Arp on Arp: Poems, Essays, Memories, by Jean Arp. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. New York: Viking, 1972. This introductory essay is an excellent summary of Arp’s life and work, and the rest of the book consists of English translations of his collected French poetry and prose.
Last, Rex W. German Dadaist Literature: Kurt Schwitters, Hugo Ball, Hans Arp. New York: Twayne, 1973. This clear, thorough study of the three major German-speaking poets of the Dada movement helps to dispel the mistaken notion that it was mostly a French phenomenon after the Zurich period ended. Contains useful chronologies and succinct bibliographies.
Last, Rex W. Hans Arp: The Poet of Dadaism. London: Wolff, 1969. Makes the criticism of Arp’s poetry, most of which has been published in German, accessible to an English-speaking audience. The second half consists of translations of many of his German poems.
Lemoine, Serge. Dada. Translated by Charles Lynn Clark. New York: Universe Books, 1987. Introduction to Dadaism with biographical information on Arp and other artists. Includes biblography.
Mortimer, Armine Kotin. “Jean Arp, Poet and Artist.” Dada/Surrealism 7 (1977): 109-120. Explores the important symbiotic relationship between Arp’s poetry and his visual art.
Motherwell, Robert, ed. The Dada Painters and Poets. 2d ed. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989. A collection of texts and illustrations by Arp and others in the Dada movement with a critical bibliography by Bernard Karpel.
Richter, Hans. Dada: Art and Anti-Art. Translated by David Britt. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1997. A historical and biographical account of Dada by one of the artists involved in the movement. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rimbach, Guenther C. “Sense and Non-Sense in the Poetry of Jean Hans Arp.” The German Quarterly 37 (1963): 152-163. Argues that Arp is at root a religious poet and that the lack of reference to reality in his work is an attempt to come closer to God.