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Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems: (american Poets Project #24)

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Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems: (american Poets Project #24) - Koch, Kenneth, Professor, and Padgett, Ron (Editor)
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Kenneth Koch, in the words of editor Ron Padgett, wrote poetry that became a part of "the mystery and pleasure of being alive." A center of the New York School, he gained notoriety by mocking the stodginess and academicism of much mid-century verse. This enthralling selection encompasses the full range of Koch's poetry, and includes such already classic works as "Fresh Air" (his devastatingly satirical assault on mid-1950s poetic conformism), "The Pleasure of Peace" (with its defiant assertion that "One single piece of ...

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Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems: (american Poets Project #24) 2007, Library of America, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781598530063

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