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paperback, 95 pages
Published 1962 by Grove Press
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Matthew
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
The Brassiere Factory


Is the governor falling
From a great height?
Arm in arm we fled the brassiere factory,
The motion-boat stayed on the shore!
I saw how round its bottom was
As you walked into southern France—
Upon the light hair of an arm
Cigar bands lay!
I kissed you then. Oh is my bar
The insect of your will? The water rose,
But will the buffalo on
The nickel yet be still?
For how can windows hold out the light
In your eyes!
Darling, we fled the brassiere factory
In forty-eight states,
Arm in arm,
When huma
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Zach
Jan 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
closer to four-and-a-half, i think. koch's language escaped me once or twice. much more often than not, it hits on a level i'm not going to try and describe, for fear of sounding pretentious. at play throughout is a visceral, gentle joy, whether the things he describes are happy or sad. not enough people exude this kind of fundamental "alrightness" with Living Life. certainly not i, but i am working on it, and these sorts of things help. perhaps jonathan richman was taking notes.
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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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