The Collected Poems
By (author) Stanley Kunitz
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Collected Poems by Stanley Kunitz
Book DescriptionIn 1995, Stanley Kunitz received the National Book Award in Poetry for Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected. The citation for the award read in part: "In his genius, great clarity is joined to great generosity. His work shines with humanity, humor, precision, and passion." Now, combining both early and later poems, including Selected Poems (which won the Pulitzer Prize), Kunitz presents us with the gift of his life's work in poetry. 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. Despite the power of his poems about loss, Kunitz ardently celebrates life. Perpetually curious, eager for fresh revelations, he fully lives up to his own advice to younger poets "to persevere, then explore. Be explorers all your life."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393050301
(244mm x 165mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stanley Kunitz
Wild Braid, Paperback (May 2007)
"A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist's refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality."-Booklist
Collected Poems, Paperback (January 2003)
"This volume may be the best that America has to offer today. Buy this book, read it, treasure it."-Philadelphia Inquirer
Passing Through, Paperback (February 2001)View all books by Stanley Kunitz
"Winner of the 1995 National Book Award, Passing Through confirms that the venerable doyen of American poetry is still a poet in his prime."-Atlantic Monthly
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Author Biography - Stanley Kunitz
Stanley Kunitz, much-honored poet, was cofounder of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and of Poets House in New York City. He died in 2006.
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