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One Train is the brilliant and witty culmination of a dazzling career. Kenneth Koch's poetry, first published in 1994, makes it clear why he received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995. "Filled with light, " said the critic Paul Hoover, "his work reminds us, as Robert Frost once wrote, that poetry 'begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published October 22nd 1996 by Knopf (first published December 5th 1994)
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Jan 06, 2015 MerryMeerkat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

5 stars. 

 

Library Copy.

 

This book is so sweet. The dinosaur is the child and the parents get angry but always say I love you. Bright colors, rhymes well over all very good.  This may become a favorite of Owen's but not yet.

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Feb 21, 2013 J.M. Hushour rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"When the elephants came to town
The dry cleaning establishments came with them."

"To be a bear, be active
In the bear world -
Fur, limbs, and claws.
Rampage. Stay. Mate.
Give birth to another bear."
Louise Leonard
Mar 06, 2012 Louise Leonard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Favorite Kenneth Koch poems -- and I have read a great many.
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Shelves: poetry, heartwood
Oh, On Aesthetics.
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Shelves: poetry
One Train May Hide Another


In a poem, one line may hide another line,
As at a crossing, one train may hide another train.
That is, if you are waiting to cross
The tracks, wait to do it for one moment at
Least after the first train is gone. And so when you read
Wait until you have read the next line—
Then it is safe to go on reading.
In a family one sister may conceal another,
So, when you are courting, it's best to have them all in view
Otherwise in coming to find one you may love another.
One father or on
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Kenneth Koch is most often recognized as one of the four most prominent poets of the 1950s-1960s poetic movement "the New York School of Poetry" along with Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery and James Schuyler. The New York School adopted the avant-garde movement in a style often called the "new" avant-garde, drawing on Abstract Expressionism, French surrealism and stream-of-consciousness writing in the a ...more
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