Kenneth Koch





    • Poems (1953, poetry)


    • Ko; or, A Season on Earth (1959, poetry)


    • Sleeping with Women (1969, poetry)


    • The Art of Love: Poems (1975, poetry)


    • The Duplications (1977, poetry)


    • The Burning Mystery of Anna in 1951 (1979, poetry)


    • Seasons on Earth (1987, poetry)


    • Selected Poems 1950-82 (1991, poetry)


    • On the Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988 (1994, poetry)


    • One Train (1994, poetry)


    • New Addresses (2000, poetry)


    • The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch (Knopf, 2005)


Poetry Appreciation

    • Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry (1970)


    • Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children (1973)


    • I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home (1977)


    • Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry (1998)



    • A Change of Hearts: Plays, Films, and Other Dramatic Works 1951-1971 (1973, drama)


    • The Red Robins (1975, novel)


    • One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays (1988, drama)


    • Hotel Lambosa (1988, short stories)


    • The Gold Standard (1996, drama)



For a poet of his stature, there is an alarmingly small number of one-page reviews--and virtually no monograph articles--devoted to Koch's poetry. (Maybe YOU should start a trend?) The poet's own take on poetry can be found in a volume of collected mini essays in the style of the Poets on Poetry series:

    • Kenneth Koch. The Art of Poetry (Poets on Poetry). (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press,1997).


Other articles:

    • Berke, Roberta, Bounds out of Bounds: A Compass for Recent American and British Poetry, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1981.


    • Cohen, Sarah Blacher, editor, Comic Relief: Humor in Contemporary American Literature, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 1978.


    • Contemporary Dramatists, 6th edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1999.


    • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale (Detroit, MI), Volume 5, 1976, Volume 8, 1978, Volume 44, 1987.


    • Contemporary Poets, 7th edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 2001.


    • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 5: American Poets since World War II, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1980.


    • Diggory, Terence, and Stephen Paul Miller, The Scene of My Selves: New Work on New York School Poets, National Poetry Foundation, 2001.


    • Dupee, F. W., "The King of Cats" and Other Remarks on Writers and Writing, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1965.


    • Howard, Richard,Alone with America: Essays on the Art of Poetry in the United States, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1969.


    • John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch: A Conversation, Interview Press, 1965.


    • Koch, Kenneth, The Art of Love, Random House (New York, NY), 1975.


    • Koch, Kenneth, New Addresses: Poems, Knopf (New York, NY), 2000.


    • Lehman, David, The Last Avant-Garde, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1998.