The Collected Poems
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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Review: The Collected PoemsUser 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
Review: The Collected PoemsUser Review - Stacey - Goodreads
Some of the best poems by one of the greatest poets who has ever lived. What an amazing human being. And what a perfect mosaic these poems create to show what it means to be one. Read "Touch Me" if you need convincing. I stopped breathing the first time I read it. Read full review