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One Train Paperback – October 22, 1996

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One Train 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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf; Reprint edition (October 22, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679765832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679765837
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,983,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dr. F. M. A. Jones on October 31, 2007
Format: Paperback
One of the so-called New York poets (Ashbury, O'Hara, Schuyler), and (I think) the best. There are subsequent poetry books by Koch, and there is now the collected Koch too, but he wrote a lot, and this is a good starter. The subject matter is wide, the viewpoints quirky, sometimes almost surrealistic, and highly imaginative. Often there is some area of English or European poetry which - if you recognise it - adds another dimension to the delights of the surface. If you like this, go also for New Addresses or Possible Worlds. The long poems (Epic sized) are also immense fun (Duplications; Ko). Koch is a virtuoso poet: metrical skill, flamboyant use of traditional rhyme schemes, but he could also do free verse too ...
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