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The Collected Poems Of Kenneth Koch

ISBN: 9780375711190

SKU: 10223510
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For the first time, all of the poems in Koch's ten collections--from Sun Out, poems of the 1950s, to Thank You, published in 1962, to A Possible World, published in 2002, the year of the poet's death--are gathered in one volume. Here is Koch's early work: love poems like The Circus and To Marina and such well-remembered comic masterpieces as Fresh Air, Some General Instructions, and The Boiling Water (A serious moment for the water is when it boils). And here are the brilliant later poems--One Train May Hide Another, the deliciously autobiographical address in New Addresses, and the stately elegy Bel Canto--poems that, beneath a surface of lightness and wit, speak with passion, depth, and seriousness to all the most important moments in one's existence. --From publisher description.