Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected

Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected

by Stanley Kunitz
     
 

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Marking the year of his ninetieth birthday, one of the masters of contemporary poetry presents his ninth collection. Stanley Kunitz, recipient of both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes, here gathers a rich selection of his work, including new poems that remind us of his prefatory statement: 'Art is that chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence.'…  See more details below

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Marking the year of his ninetieth birthday, one of the masters of contemporary poetry presents his ninth collection. Stanley Kunitz, recipient of both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes, here gathers a rich selection of his work, including new poems that remind us of his prefatory statement: 'Art is that chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence.' Nearly all the poems of his later years, beginning with "The Testing Tree" (1971), are included, and most of the poems in "Passing Through" are unavailable in any other edition. 'He's one of America's great poets. Most poets dry up at 50. Lucky ones last until 60. Few are still producing at 70. For him to be writing poems at 90 is just incredible.'—Mark Strang

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Mark Strand
“One of America's great poets. Most poets dry up at 50. For him to be writing poems at 90 is just incredible.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393038705
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

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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