Compiled by Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist
Consultant in Poetry,
U.S. Poet Laureate,
On April 23, 1974, Librarian of Congress L. Quincy Mumford appointed Stanley Kunitz the 22nd Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Kunitz served two terms as consultant, concluding his tenure in spring 1976. 24 years later, on July 31, 2000, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington
appointed Kunitz to be the 10th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, making Kunitz the third poet to serve as both consultant in poetry and poet laureate. Kunitz served one term as poet laureate, finishing his duties in spring 2001. This guide compiles
links to resources on Stanley Kunitz throughout the Library
of Congress Web site, as well as links to external Web sites
that include features on his life or selections
of his work. To suggest additions to this guide, please contact the
Digital Reference Section.
Library of Congress Web Site
• Press Releases, Articles
• Audio and Video
• Print Resources
• Biographical Information, Poetry
• Interviews, Articles, and Conversations
• Audio Recordings
• Video •
Teaching Aids •
• Stanley Kunitz in the News
LISTEN: Stanley Kunitz reading his prose and poetry in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 7, 1974. From the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
of Stanley Kunitz from the Poetry & Literature
Obituary in the Library of Congress Information Bulletin
Press Releases, Articles
"Poetry Consultant Reappointed" (PDF, 397 KB)
Library of Congress Information Bulletin, May 30, 1975
Official press release announcing Stanley Kunitz's appointment
as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry
Related article from the Library of Congress
Audio and Video
Poet and the Poem Audio Webcast, October 20, 2000 (56:05)
Poet Vision Video Series, February 26, 1988 (3 parts, 70 min.)
Works by Stanley Kunitz in the Library of Congress
catalog can be found under the following author heading:
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006
Works about Stanley Kunitz can be found in the Library of
online catalog under
the following subject heading:
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006--Appreciation.
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006--Bibliography.
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006--Correspondence.
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006--Criticism and Interpretation.
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006--Interviews.
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006--Musical Settings.
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006--Poetry.
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905--2006. River road. Illustrations.
Biographical Information, Poetry
Academy of American Poets
A biography of Stanley Kunitz, samples of his poetry and prose,
and links to external resources.
A biography of Stanley Kunitz, bibliography of his writings, links to online poems, and links to a number of poets' written remembrances of Kunitz.
Stanley Kunitz Papers
A finding aid, along with biographical information, from Princeton University.
Obituaries of Stanley Kunitz
Google search results for "stanley kunitz" obituary.
Interviews, Articles, and Conversations
"One Hundred Years of Plenitude: For Stanley Kunitz, Poetry is Part of the Rhythm of Life"
The Boston Globe, July 28, 2005
"The Gardener: For Most of a Century, Stanley Kunitz has Cultivated Generations of Poems--and Poets"
The New Yorker, September 1, 2003
Interview with Stanley Kunitz
Interviewed by Mark Katzman, American Museum of Natural History, February 28, 2003
Openhearted: Stanley Kunitz and Mark Wunderlich in Conversation
Academy of American Poets, 1997
A Visionary Poet at Ninety
The Atlantic Monthly, June 1996
Interview with Stanley Kunitz
Interviewed by Avis Berman, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian, December 8, 1983 and March 22, 1984
Stanley Kunitz: The Art of Poetry
The Paris Review, No. 29, Spring 1982
Poetry Circle of the Air: Stanley Kunitz (52:33)
Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Wisconsin Public Radio, June 18, 2006
Stanley Kunitz (04:08)
The Cape and the Islands Radio Stations, NPR, May 21, 2006
Heaven for Stanley (03:17)
The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, May 16, 2006
America Loses a Treasure: Stanley Kunitz (05:41)
All Things Considered, NPR, May 15, 2006
Poet Stanley Kunitz at 100 (03:57)
All Things Considered, NPR, July 29, 2005
Poetry Fest (07:22)
All Things Considered, NPR, March 30, 2001
Stanley Kunitz Named Poet Laureate (03:41)
Morning Edition, NPR, July 31, 2000
Stanley Kunitz Discusses whether or not "Pop" is Art Worthy of Display ( Direct link; starts at 42:22)
Museum of Modern Art, December 30, 1962
Academy of American Poets
Stanley Kunitz reads "The Portrait"
Remembering Stanley Kunitz (04:15)
Poetry Foundation podcast, May 16, 2006
Lannan Readings & Conversations
Stanley Kunitz with Michael Silverblatt, August 4, 2001
Stanley Kunitz Reads "The Layers"
Video by Frank Sisco, February 20, 2006
U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz speaks with Elizabeth Farnsworth
Online NewsHour, October 26, 2000
Favorite Poem Project
• Reading of Kunitz's "Hornworm: Autumn Lamentation"
• Kunitz reads Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur"
Fooling With Words
Kunitz reads "Halley's Comet"
Stanley Kunitz on (starts at 30:20) The Charlie Rose Show
The Charlie Rose Show, November 21, 2000
Stanley Kunitz Reads "Touch Me" (02:46)
Trailer for the documentary "Stanley's House" (08:04)
US Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz Speaks at 9/11 Memorial (03:05)
Critical information on Kunitz from Thomson Gale's Poetry Criticism series
Modern American Poetry
Includes an excerpt from a critical article by David Yezzi on "The Wellfleet Whale" and "The Snakes of September"
The Wild Braid (2007)
Wild River Review
The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz (2000)
Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (1997)
The Blue Moon Review
Remarks at the opening session of the Third Annual New York/New Jersey Poetry Teachers Conference, held at Poets House, November 2, 1989
Photo gallery from Poets House
Stanley Kunitz in the News
News search on Stanley Kunitz
Blog entries on Stanley Kunitz, via Technorati