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John Koethe

John Koethe’s last book, Ninety-fifth Street, received the Lenore Marshall Prize. A new book, ROTC Kills, will be published by HarperCollins in September. He is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



Spring 2012 | Poetry

In the fifties people who were smart And looked smart were called eggheads. Adlai Stevenson, who was bald and went to Princeton, Was the quintessential egghead, and so he lost To Dwight Eisenhower, the president of Columbia. Dave Brubeck was an egghe [...]

Self-Portrait on YouTube

Spring 2012 | Poetry

His reasoning was specious, and did much to reassure me. —P.G. Wodehouse Like a casement opening out upon a world He chooses not to see, the prisoner of a point of view Remains complacent in that choice, until a slight Alteration of perspective, [...]