an American poet, playwright, and professor, active from the 1950s until his death at age 77. He was a prominent poet of the New York School of poetry, a loose group of poets including Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery that eschewed contemporary introspective poetry in favor of an exuberant, cosmopolitan style that drew major inspiration from travel, painting, and music.
Kenneth Koch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 27, 1925. He studied at Harvard University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, and attended Columbia University for his Ph.D.
Many critics found Koch's early work obscure, such as Poems (1953), and the epic Ko, or A Season on Earth (1959), ... more »
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- One Train May Hide Another
- Variations On A Theme By William Carlos ...
- The Boiling Water
- Variations At Home And Abroad
- Talking to Patrizia
- To Various Persons Talked To All At Once
- A Momentary Longing To Hear Sad Advice F...
- To You
- Poem For My Twentieth Birthday
- The Magic of Numbers
- The Brassiere Factory
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