In addition to numerous early paintings, Ribemont-Dessaignes wrote plays, poetry, manifestos and opera librettos. He contributed to the Dada (and later surrealist) periodical Literature.
Among Ribemont-Dessaignes' works for the theater are the plays The Emperor of China (1916) and The Mute Canary (1919), and the opera libretti The Knife's Tears (1926) and The Three Wishes (1926), both with music by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů. His novels include L'Autruche aux yeux clos (1924), Ariane (1925), Le Bar du lendemain (1927), Céleste Ugolin (1928), and Monsieur Jean ou l'Amour absolu (1934).
Dada Performance. Edited by Mel Gordon. PAJ Publications; New York, 1987.
Les Larmes Du Couteau. CD recording of Martinu's opera. Commentary by Ales Brezina. Supraphon, 1999.
The French Literature Companion.
- Ribemont-Dessaignes' written works at the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa Libraries. Page images of the full texts.