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 - 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