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Rose, where did you get that red? - teaching great poetry to children
Kenneth Koch
Paperback / softback
Vintage Books
UK Publication Date

A classic that revolutionized the way children are taught to read and write poetry. The celebrated poet Kenneth Koch conveys the imaginative splendor of great poetry-by Blake, Donne, Stevens, Lorca, and others-and then shows how it maybe taught so as to help children write poetry of their own. For this edition, the author has written a new introduction and a special afterword for teachers.

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Kenneth Koch has published many volumes of poetry, including New Addresses,
Straits and One Train. He was awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995, in 1996 he
received the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry awarded by the Library
of Congress, and he received the first Phi Beta Kappa Poetry award in November of

His short plays, many of them produced off- and off-off-Broadway, are collected
in The Gold Standard: A Book of Plays. He has also written several books about poetry,
including Wishes, Lies, and Dreams; Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and, most
recently, Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry. He taught
undergraduates at Columbia University for many years. He passed away in 2002.

"Excellent and enormously important. . . . I urge you to buy [the book], pass [it] around, exert influence in schools. Help stamp out the kind of poetry children are normally forced to read and write."-John Gardner, The New York Times Book Review

"A handbook, anthology and instructor's guide combined, Koch's work will instantly endear itself to writers and to teachers of every age and competence."-Library Journal

"Koch is performing an extraordinary act of education."-Webster Schott, The Washington Post

It deserves the widest possible audience, and in the shortest possible time."-Jonathan Kozol

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Keyword Index
Children's writings, American.|School verse, American.|Poetry - Study and teaching.|Poetry - Collections.|Language arts.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages

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