Kenneth Koch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1925. He is the author of 20 poetry collections, including The Art of Love: Poems (1975), One Train (1994), and New Addresses (2000). He has also written several books of prose, two collections of fiction, and over 15 plays. Koch received the Phi Beta Kappa Poetry Award, the Bollingen Prize from Yale University, and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. In addition, he was inducted as a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1996. He was a lecturer at Rutgers University and Brooklyn College for over five years and taught at Columbia University for over 40 years. Kenneth Koch died in 2002.
Audio Recordings on Kenneth Koch
- Kenneth Koch reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, May 9, 1960
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Kenneth Koch and Jay Wright reading their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 15, 1976