Collected Poems

ISBN-10: 0393322947

ISBN-13: 9780393322941

Edition: 2002

Authors: Stanley Kunitz

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The Collected Poems is a judicious and generous survey of Stanley Kunitz's career, including poems published over the course of 70 years.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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.

from Intellectual Things (1930)
Single Vision
Particular Lullaby
Promise Me
Strange Calendar
Deciduous Branch
The Words of the Preacher
Approach of Autumn
The Pivot
Very Tree
Prophecy on Lethe
Lovers Relentlessly
For Proserpine
I Dreamed That I Was Old
Between Me and the Rock
First Love
Last Words
So Intricately Is This World Resolved
In a Strange House
Master and Mistress
Organic Bloom
Beyond Reason
The Lesson
Vita Nuova
from Passport to the War (1944)
Reflection by a Mailbox
The Last Picnic
Welcome the Wrath
Night Letter
Father and Son
The Hemorrhage
The Harsh Judgment
Confidential Instructions
The Signal from the House
The Tutored Child
The Economist's Song
The Old Clothes Man
The Fitting of the Mask
The Supper Before Last
The Daughters of the Horseleech
Careless Love
The Guilty Man
Between the Acts
This Day This World
The Last Question
How Long Is the Night?
The Reckoning
Open the Gates
from This Garland, Danger, in Selected Poems: 1928-1958
The Science of the Night
Green Ways
When the Light Falls
Among the Gods
As Flowers Are
The Waltzer in the House
Sotto Voce
Grammar Lesson
She Wept, She Railed
Foreign Affairs
The Unwithered Garland
The Man Upstairs
The Approach to Thebes
The Dark and the Fair
The Thief
End of Summer
Goose Pond
The Dragonfly
The War Against the Trees
The Thing That Eats the Heart
By Lamplight
The Scourge
Hermetic Poem
To the Reader (Baudelaire)
The Way Down
The Class Will Come to Order
The Summing-Up
Revolving Meditation
A Spark of Laurel
from the Testing-Tree (1971)
Journal for My Daughter
An Old Cracked Tune
The Portrait
The Magic Curtain
After the Last Dynasty
The Illumination
Robin Redbreast
River Road
Summer Solstice (Mandelstam)
Tristia (Mandelstam)
The Mound Builders
The Customs Collector's Report
The Gladiators
The System
Around Pastor Bonhoeffer
Bolsheviks (Stolzenberg)
Three Floors
The Flight of Apollo
King of the River
The Mulch
Indian Summer at Land's End
Cleopatra (Akhmatova)
Dante (Akhmatova)
Boris Pasternak (Akhmatova)
The Artist
The Testing-Tree
The Game
from the Layers, in the Poems of Stanley Kunitz 1928-1978
The Knot
What of the Night?
Words for the Unknown Makers
To a Slave Named Job
Sacred to the Memory
Girl with Sampler
Trompe l'Oeil
A Blessing of Women
The Catch
The Crystal Cage
Signs and Portents
The Lincoln Relics
Meditations on Death (Ungaretti)
The Quarrel
The Unquiet Ones
My Sisters
Route Six
The Layers
from Next-to-Last Things (1985)
The Snakes of September
The Abduction
Raccoon Journal
The Old Darned Man
The Scene (Blok)
The Image-Maker
Lamplighter: 1914
Day of Foreboding
Three Small Parables for My Poet Friends
The Round
Passing Through
The Long Boat
The Wellfleet Whale
from Passing Through: The Later Poems (1995)
My Mother's Pears
In the Dark House
Halley's Comet
Hornworm: Summer Reverie
Hornworm: Autumn Lamentation
The Sea, That Has No Ending ...
Touch Me
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