"I wish every grade school teacher would run out and read Kenneth Koch's Wishes, Lies, and Dreams.
If many of them took Koch's advice seriously we would have at the very least a poetry revolution, not to mention the possibility that a lot of kids would start having a good time in school." -- Allen Wiggins, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Perhaps the best book I have read portraying the joy and excitement young people experience when writing in a happy place where people care about their works...The ideas Koch uses are good. I've tried them with my writing classes, and they work." -- Herbert Kohl, Saturday Review
"There are enough ideas in the book, all laid out in good detail by Koch, and with great respect for his fellow artists, the students, to give other teachers a workable plan for teaching poetry...Koch has helped people discover joy in words, and that is what the love of poetry is all about." -- Virginia Quarterly Review
From the Publisher
Long considered a classic in its field, this is "perhaps the best book I have read portraying the joy and excitement young people experience when writing."--Herbert Kohl, Saturday Review
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