Kenneth Koch

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Birthday
27, 1925
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 6, 2002 (77)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1925
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 6, 2002 (77)

About

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.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University and Columbia University.

Trivia

He was a popular poetry professor at Columbia University for more than forty years.

Family Life

He married Janice Elwood, with whom he had a daughter, Katherine. Following Elwood's death, he married Karen Culler.

Associated With

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.