Award-winning poet Stanley Kunitz was born in 1905 in Worcester, Massachusetts and died in 2006. Kunitz authored 12 poetry collections, one of which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1959 and another, which won the National Book Award in 1995; other honors include a National Medal of Arts, the Bollingen Prize, and the Robert Frost Medal. Kunitz also twice served as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1974-1976 and 2000-2001).
Audio Recordings of Stanley Kunitz
- Stanley Kunitz reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Mar. 21, 1960.
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Stanley Kunitz reading his prose and poetry in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 7, 1974
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Recording Title: A poet’s America on May 10, 1976
Poetry Consultant Reappointed Library of Congress Information Bulletin May 30, 1975
New Poet Laureate: Stanley Kunitz Is 10th to Hold the Post Library of Congress Information Bulletin August/September 2000 – Vol 59, No. 8/9
Stanley Kunitz, Twice Poet Laureate, Dies Library of Congress Information Bulletin June 2006 – Vol 65, No. 6
Remembering Stanley Kunitz The Pulitzer Prizes
More Stanley Kunitz online resources outside the Library
MacDowell Colony Poets streaming webcast 2007/11/08
National Poets Library of Congress Blog April 7, 2015
Poetry that Shaped America From the Catbird Seat June 27, 2012