Over the last few days I have been thinking about the so-called New York school of poets, in posts about James Schuyler and Frank O’Hara. Perhaps my favourite of all, and, for his variety, sense of fun and serious playfulness the one I would take to a desert island, is Kenneth Koch. When his book New Addresses came out in 2001 it caused something of a stir, and anecdotally I would claim that it is still held in high regard by poets and educators from a range of traditions in the UK. Mark Halliday wrote a brilliant review of it for Poetry Review. Here it is.
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I am a lecturer, poet and writing tutor. I work in teacher and medical education at the University of Exeter. My anthology Lifesaving Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. In 2012 I published Riddance (Worple Press), a collection of poems, and Love for Now (Impress Books), a memoir, about my experience of cancer. My most recent books are Deck Shoes (Impress Books, 2019), a book of prose memoir and criticism, and The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019). In 2023 I will publish The Wind and the Rain, my sixth collection of poems, with Blue Diode Press. My current research project, with Sue Dymoke from Nottingham Trent University and funded by the Foyle Foundation, is Young Poets' Stories: https://youngpoetsstories.com/. This blog is archived by the British Library. View all posts by Anthony Wilson