Collected Poems

Collected Poems

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by Stanley Kunitz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393322947

ISBN-13: 9780393322941

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"This volume may be the best that America has to offer today. Buy this book, read it, treasure it."—Philadelphia Inquirer
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. But despite the

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"This volume may be the best that America has to offer today. Buy this book, read it, treasure it."—Philadelphia Inquirer
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. But despite the power of his poems about loss, Kunitz remains ardent in celebrating life. He fully lives up to his own advice to younger poets "to persevere, then explore. Be explorers all your life."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393322941
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
285
Sales rank:
623,175
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Reflections13
from Intellectual Things (1930)
Change17
Single Vision18
Particular Lullaby20
Promise Me21
Strange Calendar22
Poem23
Deciduous Branch25
The Words of the Preacher26
Ambergris27
Approach of Autumn28
The Pivot29
He30
Very Tree31
Prophecy on Lethe33
Lovers Relentlessly34
Nocturne35
For Proserpine36
Parting37
I Dreamed That I Was Old38
Night-Piece39
Between Me and the Rock40
Transformations41
First Love42
Last Words43
Eagle44
So Intricately Is This World Resolved45
Benediction46
In a Strange House48
Master and Mistress49
Organic Bloom50
Beyond Reason51
The Lesson52
Vita Nuova53
from Passport to the War (1944)
Reflection by a Mailbox57
The Last Picnic58
Welcome the Wrath59
Night Letter60
Father and Son62
The Hemorrhage64
The Harsh Judgment66
Confidential Instructions67
The Signal from the House68
The Tutored Child69
The Economist's Song70
The Old Clothes Man71
The Fitting of the Mask73
The Supper Before Last75
The Daughters of the Horseleech76
Careless Love77
The Guilty Man78
Between the Acts79
This Day This World80
The Last Question81
How Long Is the Night?82
The Reckoning83
Open the Gates84
from This Garland, Danger, in Selected Poems: 1928-1958
The Science of the Night87
Green Ways89
When the Light Falls90
Among the Gods91
As Flowers Are92
The Waltzer in the House93
Sotto Voce94
Grammar Lesson95
She Wept, She Railed96
Foreign Affairs97
The Unwithered Garland99
The Man Upstairs100
The Approach to Thebes101
The Dark and the Fair103
The Thief105
End of Summer108
Goose Pond109
The Dragonfly110
The War Against the Trees113
The Thing That Eats the Heart115
By Lamplight116
The Scourge117
Hermetic Poem118
To the Reader (Baudelaire)119
The Way Down121
The Class Will Come to Order124
The Summing-Up126
Revolving Meditation127
A Spark of Laurel130
from the Testing-Tree (1971)
Journal for My Daughter135
An Old Cracked Tune141
The Portrait142
The Magic Curtain143
After the Last Dynasty146
The Illumination148
Robin Redbreast149
River Road151
Summer Solstice (Mandelstam)153
Tristia (Mandelstam)154
The Mound Builders156
The Customs Collector's Report159
The Gladiators161
The System163
Around Pastor Bonhoeffer164
Bolsheviks (Stolzenberg)167
Three Floors168
The Flight of Apollo169
King of the River170
The Mulch173
Indian Summer at Land's End174
Cleopatra (Akhmatova)175
Dante (Akhmatova)176
Boris Pasternak (Akhmatova)177
The Artist179
The Testing-Tree180
The Game184
from the Layers, in the Poems of Stanley Kunitz 1928-1978
The Knot187
What of the Night?188
Quinnapoxet190
Words for the Unknown Makers192
To a Slave Named Job192
Sacred to the Memory192
Girl with Sampler193
Trompe l'Oeil194
A Blessing of Women194
The Catch197
The Crystal Cage198
Signs and Portents200
Firesticks203
The Lincoln Relics204
Meditations on Death (Ungaretti)208
The Quarrel212
The Unquiet Ones213
My Sisters214
Route Six215
The Layers217
from Next-to-Last Things (1985)
The Snakes of September221
The Abduction222
Raccoon Journal224
The Old Darned Man227
The Scene (Blok)229
The Image-Maker230
Lamplighter: 1914231
Day of Foreboding233
Three Small Parables for My Poet Friends234
The Round236
Passing Through238
The Long Boat240
The Wellfleet Whale241
from Passing Through: The Later Poems (1995)
My Mother's Pears249
Chariot251
In the Dark House253
Halley's Comet256
Hornworm: Summer Reverie258
Hornworm: Autumn Lamentation259
The Sea, That Has No Ending ...261
Proteus264
Touch Me266
Notes267
Acknowledgments279
Index281

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