Wild Braid A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden

ISBN-10: 0393329976
ISBN-13: 9780393329971
Edition: 2007
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Description: "A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist's refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality."--"Booklist" Throughout his life (1905-2006) Stanley Kunitz created poetry and tended gardens. This book is the distillation of  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

"A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist's refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality."--"Booklist" Throughout his life (1905-2006) Stanley Kunitz created poetry and tended gardens. This book is the distillation of conversations, none previously published, that took place between 2002 and 2004. Beginning with the garden, that "work of the imagination," the explorations journey through personal recollections, the creative process, and the harmony of the life cycle. A bouquet of poems and a total of 26 full-color photographs accompany the various sections. "The Wild Braid" received a 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award.

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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