Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"Permanently" by Kenneth Koch

If Kenneth Koch (pronounced "Coke") never wrote anything besides "Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams" (a response to Williams's "This Is Just to Say"), he'd still be one of my favorite poets. He brought both humor and pain together in a way that really gets me where I live.

Here's an affecting video someone made with a portion of his poem "Permanently," set to Debussy. To read the poem in its entirety, go here.

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