Kunitz, Stanley

Kunitz, Stanley

▪ American poet
in full  Stanley Jasspon Kunitz 
born July 29, 1905, Worcester, Mass., U.S.
died May 14, 2006, New York, N.Y.
 American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet noted for his subtle craftsmanship and his treatment of complex themes.

      Kunitz attended Harvard University, where he earned a B.A. degree in 1926 and an M.A. in 1927. While working as an editor, he contributed poems to magazines, eventually compiling them in his first book, Intellectual Things (1930). He served for two years in the army during World War II, after which he began working as a professor and visiting lecturer at several universities. His collection Passport to the War (1944), like his first book, contains meticulously crafted, intellectual verse. Most of the poems from these first two works were reprinted with some 30 new poems in Selected Poems 1928–1958 (1958), which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959.

      With The Testing-Tree (1971), Kunitz departed from the formal structure and rational approach of his earlier verse and wrote shorter, looser, and more emotional poetry. Included in the book are “The Illumination,” a compact poem about life's regrets, and “King of the River,” which contemplates the nature of mystery. His later books of poetry include The Terrible Threshold (1974), The Coat Without a Seam (1974), The Lincoln Relics (1978), The Poems of Stanley Kunitz (1979), The Wellfleet Whale and Companion Poems (1983), and Next-to-Last Things (1985), which contains essays as well as verse. The poetry collection Passing Through (1995) won a National Book Award. The Collected Poems (2000) presents Kunitz's lifework.

      Kunitz also edited numerous literary anthologies and cotranslated Russian writers Andrey Voznesensky (Voznesensky, Andrey Andreyevich) and Anna Akhmatova (Akhmatova, Anna) and Ukrainian Ivan Drach. He served as consultant in poetry (now poet laureate consultant in poetry) to the Library of Congress from 1974 to 1976 and from 2000 to 2001. His other awards include the Bollingen Prize (1987) and the National Medal of Arts (1993).

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