11 dic. 2005

What is your favorite Kenneth Koch poem? Respond in comments. if you don't like Kenneth Koch get out of here. I mean that very seriously.

12 comentarios:

mark young dijo...

Thank You has been with me since I first read it forty-five or so years ago. I love it!

Gary dijo...

I like the boiling water poem and I think there's an anxiety poem that's kind of similar. Both are longish, but not booklength longish. Very funny. My other favorite is When the Sun Tries to Go On, which I always misremember as When the Sun Refuses to Go Down.

I guess that's three favorites.

Peter dijo...

"Variations on a Theme by WCW" and "One Train May Hide Another."

James dijo...

Does it count that _Wishes, Lies, and Dreams_ was seminal? _Rose, Where Did You Get That Red_ only slightly less so.

Jonathan dijo...

Or your favorite book...

-k dijo...

Hi Jonathan,

I like
_When the Sun Tries to Go On_
_Impressions of Africa_

and I am assigning a new favorite _Making Your Own Days_ for a class next semester.

-kaplan

Jordan dijo...

"The Circus" [1975].

Jonathan dijo...

Jordan has the same favorite as I do.

Weldon Gardner Hunter dijo...

"Cecilia" is my favourite Koch poem - I think it's part of a larger work called "Collected Poems" or "Collected Proses." In fact, I like Koch the miniaturist best of all. He perfected the one-line poem as a genre.

RJJ dijo...

"Some general instructions", "Thank you" and "Variations on a theme..."

Nick Piombino dijo...

Witty and charming, while remaining magnetically mysterious, elusive and opaque,
one of my very favorite book-length poems is
*When The Sun Tries To Go On.* It remains a marvel of its type for its admirable inexhaustibility and mock-epic scale.

Tony dijo...

"Locks."