Readings in Contemporary Poetry

December 1, 1995
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:30pm

Kenneth Koch

Photo: © Larry Rivers

Kenneth Koch's most recent collections are On the Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988 and One Train, a collection of new work, both published by Knopf in 1994. His books of poetry include Seasons on Earth (1987), On the Edge (1986), Days and Nights (1982), The Burning Mystery of Anna in 1951 (1979), The Duplications (1977), The Art of Love (1975), The Pleasures of Peace (1969), When the Sun Tries to Go On (1969), Thank You (1962), and Ko (1960). His plays, many of them produced off- and off-off-Broadway, are collected in A Change of Hearts (1973), One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays (1988), AND The Gold Standard (1996). He has also published fiction -- The Red Robins (1975), a novel, and Hotel Lambosa (1988), short stories -- and several books on teaching children to write poetry, including Wishes, Lies and Dreams (1970) and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? (1990). His collaborations with painters have been the subject of recent exhibitions at the Ipswich Museum in England and the Tibor De Nagy Gallery in New York. He received the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1995, and has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Ingram-Merrill and Guggenheim foundations. Kenneth Koch teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.