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Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected
     

Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected

by Stanley Kunitz, Kunitz
 

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ISBN-10: 0393316157

ISBN-13: 9780393316155

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

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

"Winner of the 1995 National Book Award, Passing Through confirms that the venerable doyen of American poetry is still a poet in his prime."—Atlantic Monthly
Stanley Kunitz, one of the masters of contemporary poetry, presents his ninth collection, gathering a rich selection of his work, including new poems that remind us of his prefatory statement: "Art is

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"Winner of the 1995 National Book Award, Passing Through confirms that the venerable doyen of American poetry is still a poet in his prime."—Atlantic Monthly
Stanley Kunitz, one of the masters of contemporary poetry, presents his ninth collection, gathering a rich selection of his work, including new poems that remind us of his prefatory statement: "Art is the chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence." Nearly all the poems of Kunitz's later years, beginning with The Testing-Tree (1971), are included, and most of the poems in Passing Through are unavailable in any other edition.
In "Touch Me," the last poem in the collection, Kunitz propounds a question, "What makes the engine go?" and gives us his answer: "Desire, desire, desire." These poems fairly hum with the energy, the excitement, the ardor, that make Kunitz one of our most enduring and highly honored poets. In the words of Carolyn Forché, "he is a living treasure."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393316155
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,324,715
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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