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Stanley Kunitz (1905–2006)

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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. vis mere 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. (Bowker Author Biography) Stanley Kunitz was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1905. He was a graduate of Harvard University, where he was awarded the Garrison Medal for Poetry, and received a BA in 1926 and an MA in 1927. He then moved to New York, taking a job with the H. W. Wilson company as an editor of the Wilson Library Bulletin; he also began at this time the work of collaboration with Howard Haycraft on four biographical dictionaries of English and American authors. His first book of poems, Intellectual Things in 1930 was barely recognized, and Kunitz did not publish his second book, Passport to War, for another fourteen years. World War II interrupted his career as editor, and when he was released from the army he joined the faculty of Bennington College, the first of several academic jobs. He has taught at Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton and other colleges and universities and translated the work of recent Russian poets. Kunitz became the 10th poet laureate of the United States in the fall of 2000, at the age of 95. Kunitz published his first book of poetry in 1930 and has since produced nine more. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1959 as well as the Bollingen Prize, a Ford Foundation grant, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, Harvard's Centennial Medal, the Levinson Prize, the Harriet Monroe Poetry Award, a senior fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Medal of the Arts, the National Book Award, and the Shelley Memorial Award. He served for two years as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, was designated State Poet of New York, and is a Chancellor Emeritus of The Academy of American Poets. A founder of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Poets House in New York City, he taught for many years in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. He died in Manhattan on May 14, 2006 at the age of 100. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Stanley Kunitz

The Collected Poems (2000) 313 eksemplarer
The Junior Book of Authors (1934) 28 eksemplarer
Selected poems, 1928-1958 (1958) 27 eksemplarer
Living Authors (1777) 24 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Poems (1973) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver514 eksemplarer
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Bidragyder — 388 eksemplarer
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Bidragyder — 331 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 169 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
Poets of World War II (2003) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Bidragyder — 128 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Science Fiction (1973) — Forfatter — 40 eksemplarer
Antiworlds (1966) — Oversætter — 34 eksemplarer
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Philip Guston's Poem-Pictures (1994) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
New World Writing: Fourth Mentor Selection (1953) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
New World Writing 20 (1962) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
New World Writing 19 (1961) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Antaeus No. 23, Autumn 1976 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Heavy Blakean influence and rather like Dylan Thomas without that sense of madness in the vision of either. Obsession with the relation of soul and body throughout the collection. Strong formal skills, subtle rhyme and assonance, as well as a rare ability to use couplets so as not to render the verbal equivalent of riding a seesaw.
judeprufrock | Jul 4, 2023 |
There are 466 pages in this book. I’ve had it for years and have read it multiple times. It’s short biographies about authors that were still alive in January of 1931. It’s interesting to read about authors that are well-known and authors that aren’t. The book brings them to life because it isn’t just about what books they’ve written, but also what they’re like as people.
TheKnittingGoose | Feb 27, 2023 |
I think that I could pick this up every year. Engaging story of the poet, his craft, his garden, and his poems.
deldevries | 5 andre anmeldelser | Dec 10, 2017 |


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