Primary Source Spotlight: Stanley Kunitz

Stanley Kunitz

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 Reads His Poetry streaming webcast 2000/10/20 (transcript)

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

A Century of Creativity – The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007

National Poets Library of Congress Blog April 7, 2015

Poetry that Shaped America From the Catbird Seat June 27, 2012

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