Film, Video Stanley Kunitz Reads His Poetry

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Title
Stanley Kunitz Reads His Poetry
Summary
Stanley Kunitz, who occupied the Chair of Poetry at the Library from 1974 through 1976 as Consultant in Poetry (before the title was changed to ?Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry? with the passage in 1985 of P.L. 99-194), was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1905. His ten books of poetry include Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (W.W. Norton, 1995), which won the National Book Award; Next-to-Last Things: New Poems and Essays (1985); The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978, which won the Pulitzer Prize; The Testing-Tree (1971); and Intellectual Things (1930).
Event Date
October 20, 2000
Notes
-  Stanley Kunitz, who occupied the Chair of Poetry at the Library from 1974 through 1976 as Consultant in Poetry (before the title was changed to “Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry”), was born in Worcester, Mass., in 1905. His ten books of poetry include "Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected," which won the National Book Award; "Next-to-Last Things: New Poems and Essays"; "The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978," which won the Pulitzer Prize; "The Testing-Tree"; and "Intellectual Things." He also cotranslated "Orchard Lamps" by Ivan Drach, "Story under Full Sail" by Andrei Voznesensky and "Poems of Akhmatova" and edited "The Essential Blake," "Poems of John Keats" and "The Yale Series of Younger Poets." His other honors include the National Medal of the Arts, the Bollingen Prize, a Ford Foundation grant, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, Harvard’s Centennial Medal, the Levinson Prize, the Harriet Monroe Poetry Award, a senior fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Shelley Memorial Award. He was designated State Poet of New York and is a Chancellor Emeritus of the Academy of American Poets. A founder of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., and Poets House in New York City, he taught for many years in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. He lives in New York City and in Provincetown, Mass.
Running Time
2 hours 10 minutes 16 seconds
Online Format
video

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