Ebook ➨ On the Edge: Collected Long Poems Author Kenneth Koch – Thomashillier.co.uk

On the Edge: Collected Long Poems On The Edge Is A Collection Of The Six Longer Masterpieces By One Of The Most Beloved And Accomplished Poets Of Our Time.Full Of Exclamation And Exaggeration But Also Graced With Dry Wit And Comic Sophistication, These Poems Contain Some Of Kenneth Koch S Most Original Work When The Sun Tries To Go On Is A Young Man S Radical Song Of Himself And His Freshly Discovered And Expanding Universe Ko, Or A Season On Earth Is An Epic Invention Filled With Such Memorably Powerful Characters As A Rookie Baseball Star Whose Pitches Knock Down Grandstands, And Joseph Dah, Whose Poems Transform Him Into Whatever He Writes About In The Duplications Koch S Inventions Expand Into Ovidian Twists As Commander Papend Builds A Life Sized Replica Of Venice In Peru And A Chemist Discovers A Way To Make Young Women Out Of The Soil Of Finland In The Elegiac Seasons On Earth And In Two Meditative Autobiographical Sequences, Impressions Of Africa And On The Edge, Koch S Protean Expressions Of Emotion Make Obvious His Genius For Evoking The Mystery And Excitement Of The Fact Of Existence And The Passage Of Time.Distinctly And Irrepressibly Koch Throughout, These Works Heighten Our Appreciation Of His Achievement On The Edge Is The Perfect Companion Volume To The Critically Acclaimed Collected Poems Of Kenneth Koch, About Which John Ashbery, In Publishers Weekly, Said, The Products Of A Lifetime Are On Display In This Awe Inspiring Banquet Of A Book.


10 thoughts on “On the Edge: Collected Long Poems

  1. says:

    You ll never catch me saying a poem is the greatest poem I ve ever read but goddamn if The Duplications isn t the funniest, most entertaining, and life affirming poem I ve ever read Koch squeezed all the inventiveness out of Roussel, hypercharged each word of it with juice and sunshine, and whipped it into a near hallucinatory clarity and instant accessibility Roussel only dreamed of, and without that chilling a human void at its core not that I have a gripe with chilling a human voids After reading 20 30 pages I m so keyed up with positivity and humor and surging juices that when I dip back into Mishima I can t read even Runaway Horses without construing it as a comedy Even gut spilling Mishima is a laugh riot after Koch And Donald s doom was on him in two daysA Chinese gentleman named Hu Ching PoWas interested in living different waysSpending the month on Crete, he wished to knowThe black, the white, the intervening graysOf all that happened there Well, he was soSurprised to s...


  2. says:

    The conversations within conversations are delightful in this book, enacting what really happens on the edge of reality And this edge is portrayed as a consciousness, a quest for something , something that will explain everything The intensi...


  3. says:

    I enjoy Koch s shorter poems, but did not like the poems in this collection I was only able to finish one of them, and started the rest but abandoned them because they are all mostly in rhyme, and I detest poetry that rhymes because...


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