The Collected Poems

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 2002 - Poetry - 285 pages
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The early poems, long unavailable in any edition, sound themes that have always engaged Kunitz: life's meaning, the relation of time to eternity, kinship with nature, and loss, most poignantly that of his father. But despite the power of his poems about loss, Kunitz remains ardent in celebrating life. He fully lives up to his own advice to younger poets "to persevere, then explore. Be explorers all your life."

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User Review  - Thom Satterlee - Goodreads

Of the 20th-century American poets that came after Frost, Eliot, and Stevens, I consider Stanley Kunitz to be the best. This book collects over seventy years worth of his work, from formalist gems ... Read full review

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User Review  - Virginia Albanese - Goodreads

Even with notes re some of the poems I found them too obtuse or maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind for poetry. Read full review

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Stanley Kunitz was born in July 1905 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated summa cum laude in 1926 from Harvard Collegeand earned a master's degree in English from Harvard the following year. After Harvard, he went to work as a reporter for the Worcester Telegram and as an editor for the H.W. Wilson Company where he was co-editor for Twentieth Century Authors and other reference books. After W.W. II he began a teaching career at several known colleges such as: Bennington College, New York State Teachers College in Potsdam, New York and New School of Social Research, Universty of Washington. His poems started to appear in Poetry, Commonweal, and The New Republic. Some of his most popular collections of poems are - Intellectual Things, Passport to the War, and Passing Through: The Later Poems. His most recent honors include the Harvard Centennial Medal (1992), the National Medal of Arts (1993), and an "In Celebration of Writers" award from Poets & Writers (1999). He continued to write and publish as later as 2005. He died in May 2006.

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