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Kenneth Koch

KENNETH KOCH has published many volumes of poetry, including New Addresses, Straits and One Train. He was awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995, in 1996 he received the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry awarded by the Library of Congress, and he received the first Phi Beta Kappa Poetry award in November of 2001.  His short plays, many of them produced off- and off-off-Broadway, are collected in The Gold Standard: A Book of Plays. He has also written several books about poetry, including Wishes, Lies, and Dreams; Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and, most recently, Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry. He... Read More

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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)

A classic that revolutionized the way children are taught to read and write poetry. The celebrated poet Kenneth Koch conveys the imaginative splendor of great poetry—by Blake, Donne, Stevens, Lorca, and others—and then shows how it maybe taught so as to help children write poetry of their own. For this edition... Read more






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)

This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry. Koch and Farrell, experienced teachers as well as poets, write about poetry in such a way that students will find it accessible and interesting. The book... Read more






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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