Passing Through by Stanley Kunitz
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Passing Through
By Stanley Kunitz

Passing Through

The Later Poems - New and Selected

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Passing Through by Stanley Kunitz

Book Awards

  • Winner of United States National Book Awards: Poetry 1995.

Book Description

Stanley Kunitz, one of the masters of contemporary poetry, presents his ninth collection, gathering a rich selection of his work, including new poems that remind us of his prefatory statement: "Art is the chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence." Nearly all the poems of Kunitz's later years, beginning with The Testing-Tree (1971), are included, and most of the poems in Passing Through are unavailable in any other edition. In "Touch Me," the last poem in the collection, Kunitz propounds a question, "What makes the engine go?" and gives us his answer: "Desire, desire, desire." These poems fairly hum with the energy, the excitement, the ardor, that make Kunitz one of our most enduring and highly honored poets. In the words of Carolyn Forche, "he is a living treasure."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393316155
ISBN-10: 0393316157
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Stanley Kunitz

Wild Braid by 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 by Stanley Kunitz 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

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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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