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playwright , poet

Kenneth Koch, American poet, playwright. Member American Academy Arts and Letters.

Background

Koch, Kenneth was born on February 27, 1925 in Cincinnati. Son of Stuart J. and Lillian Amy (Loth) Koch.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1948; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1959.

Career

Lecturer, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, 1953-1958; lecturer, Brooklyn College, 1957-1959; assistant professor, Columbia University, 1959-1966; associate professor, Columbia University, 1966-1971; Professor of English and comparative literature, Columbia University, since 1971. Director poetry workshop New School for Society Research, 1958-1966.

Works

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married Mary Janice Elwood, June 12, 1954 (deceased 1981). 1 child, Katherine; married Karen Steinbrink, 1994.

father:
Stuart J. Koch

mother:
Lillian Amy (Loth) Koch

spouses:
Karen Steinbrink

Mary Janice Elwood

child:
Katherine Koch