Stanley Kunitz was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1905. In addition to editing, translating, and co-translating a number of books, Kunitz was the author of twelve collections of poetry, including Selected Poems, 1928-1958 (1958), which won the Pulitzer Prize; Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (1995), winner of the National Book Award; and The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz (2000). His other honors include a National Medal of Arts, the Bollingen Prize, and the Robert Frost Medal. Kunitz twice served as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress: from 1974-1976, and then again from 2000-2001. He taught at Bennington College, New York State Teachers College, the New School for Social Research, the University of Washington, Queens College, and Yale University, among other places. Stanley Kunitz died in 2006.
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
- From feathers to iron: lecture in the Coolidge Auditorium, May 12, 1975
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Recording Title: A poet’s America on May 10, 1976