On the Edge

Collected Long Poems

By Kenneth Koch
Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780375711206, 432pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2009

List Price: $22.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.




Description
In paperback for the first time: Kenneth Koch's six masterly, groundbreaking longer poems, which contain some of the poet's most original work, full of exclamation and exaggeration but graced as well with dry wit and sophistication. Together they serve as the companion volume to the highly praised "Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch.



About the Author
Kenneth Koch is a celebrated poet and the author of numerous books of poetry, literary criticism, short fiction, and plays. He has won many literary awards, including the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995. A professor of English at Columbia University, Koch lives in New York City.



Praise For On the Edge

“No American poet over the last half-century wrote with as much antic and anarchic gusto as Kenneth Koch: In the grand tradition of fast-talking funnymen from Aristophanes to Groucho, his boisterous brand of comedy was a natural byproduct of his exuberant audacity. Who says serious poetry has to be solemn?” —The Boston Globe

Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound