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Kenneth Koch

Kenneth Koch published many volumes of poetry, now gathered in The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch and On the Edge. His plays are collected in The Gold Standard: A Book of Plays and One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays, and his fiction was brought together in Collected Fiction. He also wrote several books about poetry, including Wishes, Lies, and Dreams; Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry. Koch was the winner of the Bollingen Prize (1995) and the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry (1996), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (1995)...

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The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch
Written by Kenneth Koch
Knopf | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$34.95/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71119-0 (0-375-71119-8)

Kenneth Koch has been called “one of our greatest poets” by John Ashbery, and “a national treasure” in the 2000 National Book Award Finalist Citation.

Now, for the first time, all of the poems in his ten collections–from Sun Out, poems of the 1950s, to Thank You, published in 1962, to... Read more






New Addresses
Written by Kenneth Koch
Knopf | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$18.95/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70912-8 (0-375-70912-6)

Kenneth Koch, who has already considerably "stretched our ideas of what it is possible to do in poetry" (David Lehman), here takes on the classic poetic device of apostrophe, or direct address. His use of it gives him yet another chance to say things never said before in prose or in... Read more






On the Edge
Written by Kenneth Koch
Knopf | Trade Paperback | January 2009
$22.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71120-6 (0-375-71120-1)

In paperback for the first time: Kenneth Koch’s six masterly, groundbreaking longer poems, which contain some of the poet’s most original work, full of exclamation and exaggeration but graced as well with dry wit and sophistication. Together they serve as the companion volume to the highly praised Collected Poems of Kenneth... Read more






A Possible World
Written by Kenneth Koch
Knopf | Trade Paperback | March 2004
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71000-1 (0-375-71000-0)

"For the last thirty years or more, Kenneth Koch has been writing the most exuberant poems in America. In an arena where such good spirits are rare, he has become a national treasure. In his book of personal addresses to what has mattered most in his seventy-plus years on the planet... Read more






Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?
Written by Kenneth Koch
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1990
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72471-1 (0-679-72471-0)

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Sleeping on the Wing
Written by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell
Vintage | Paperback | February 1982
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-74364-6 (0-394-74364-4)

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Sun Out
Written by Kenneth Koch
Knopf | Trade Paperback | March 2004
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70999-9 (0-375-70999-1)

Mr. Koch’s poems have a natural voice, they are quick, alert, instinctive . . . He has vivacity and go, originality of perception and intoxication with life. Most important of all, he is not dull.” --Frank O’Hara, Poetry, 1955

Gathered together for the first time, the exciting, startling early work of one... Read more





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