Kenneth Koch (Poet) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight

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. 

Kenneth Koch Age

How old is Kenneth Koch? He was born in 1925, he was 98 years old at the time of his death.

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Kenneth Koch Wiki

Kenneth Koch Wiki/Bio
Famous asPoet
Age98 years old
BirthdayFebruary 27, 1925
Date of DeathJuly 6, 2002
Zodiac SignPisces

Quotes by Kenneth Koch

Certainly, it seems true enough that there’s a good deal of irony in the world… I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there’s obviously a lot of deception.

— 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

When you finish a poem, it clicks shut like the top of a jewel box, but prose is endless. I haven’t experienced an awful lot of clicking shut!

— Kenneth Koch

Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.

— Kenneth Koch

As I look over my work, I mean every time I look over my early work, I see, yes, I could do that then and then I could do that and that… That may be the hardest thing for a writer, at least for a poet, to tell what the identity of his work is.

— Kenneth Koch