Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden

Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden

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by Stanley Kunitz, Genine Lentine
     
 

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"A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist's refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality."—Booklist
Throughout his life (1905-2006) Stanley Kunitz created poetry and tended gardens. This book is the distillation of conversations, none previously published, that took place between 2002 and 2004. Beginning with the garden, that

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"A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist's refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality."—Booklist
Throughout his life (1905-2006) Stanley Kunitz created poetry and tended gardens. This book is the distillation of conversations, none previously published, that took place between 2002 and 2004. Beginning with the garden, that "work of the imagination," the explorations journey through personal recollections, the creative process, and the harmony of the life cycle. A bouquet of poems and a total of 26 full-color photographs accompany the various sections. The Wild Braid received a 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award.

Editorial Reviews

Galway Kinnell
“A miracle.”
Kate Tyndall - Raleigh News & Observer
“No one who has ever gardened passionately will be a stranger to the sentiments Kunitz expresses about this act of domestic creation, but very few of us will ever come close to writing about it with his grace and clarity. This is indeed a book to cherish.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393061413
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(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.

Marnie Crawford Samuelson lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Genine Lentine lives in Provincetown.

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Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful book of photographs of the poet's garden that go along with his poems. It is neat reading about him reflecting on his past years in writing and his garden. This is to be treasured by poets and gardners alike. The former poet laureate is a remarkable writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago