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New York School poet and playwright remembered for such works as The Art of Love, Sleeping with Women, and Permanently. His later works include Seasons on Earth, One Train, and Straits.
He attended Harvard University and Columbia University.
He was a popular poetry professor at Columbia University for more than forty years.
He married Janice Elwood, with whom he had a daughter, Katherine. Following Elwood’s death, he married Karen Culler.
He and Frank O’Hara were both members of the New York School, a cosmopolitan, exuberant literary movement that broke with the introspective poetic mold of the time.
How did Kenneth Koch die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||77 years|
|Death date||July 6, 2002|
|Place of death||Manhattan, New York, United States|
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I got married, other people went off. We had sort of another public-we were our entire readership for many years, and we were very excited by each other.Kenneth Koch
I never thought of myself as a New York poet or as an American poet.Kenneth Koch
I love painting and music, of course. I don’t know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I’ve certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn’t read it until I was in my late 20s.Kenneth Koch
Some of the French surrealists at the beginning of the war had come over to New York and they brought out this magazine. It was a big, glossy magazine full of surrealist things.Kenneth Koch
As for political poetry, as it’s usually defined, it seems there’s very little good political poetry.Kenneth Koch