Kenneth Koch

Novelist, Author

1925 – 2002

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Who was Kenneth Koch?

Kenneth Koch was an American poet, playwright, and professor, active from the 1950s until his death at age 77. He was a prominent poet of the New York School of poetry, a loose group of poets including Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery that eschewed contemporary introspective poetry in favor of an exuberant, cosmopolitan style that drew major inspiration from travel, painting, and music.

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Born
Feb 27, 1925
Cincinnati
Also known as
  • Jay Kenneth Koch
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Columbia University
    (1949 - 1950)
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • Manhattan
    ( - 2002/07/06)
Died
Jul 6, 2002
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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