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is the brilliant and witty culmination of a dazzling career. Kenneth Koch's poetry, first published in 1994, makes it clear why he received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995. "Filled with light, " said the critic Paul Hoover, "his work reminds us, as Robert Frost once wrote, that poetry 'begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
About the Author
Kenneth Koch lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University. His books of poetry include On the Edge, Seasons on Earth, Days and Nights, The Burning Mystery of Anna in 1951, The Art of Love, The Pleasures of Peace, When the Sun Tries to Go On, and Thank You. His short plays, many of them produced off- and off-off-Broadway, are collected in A Change of Hearts and One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays. He has also published fiction -- The Red Robins (a novel) and Hotel Lambosa (short stories) -- and several books on teaching children to write poetry, including Wishes, Lies and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?
A book of selected poems, On the Great Atlantic Rainway, is being published at the same time as this volume.From the Hardcover edition.