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The collected poems

Author: Stanley Kunitz; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
The National Book Award winner celebrates a life in poetry, sharing his work published and unpublished in this single volume of his life's accomplishment.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Kunitz; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0393050300 9780393050301 0393322947 9780393322941
OCLC Number: 44270445
Notes: "Autographed copy."
Description: 285 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: from Intellectual things (1930). Change --
Single vision --
Particular lullaby --
Promise me --
Strange calendar --
Poem --
Deciduous branch --
The words of the preacher --
Ambergris --
Approach of autumn --
The pivot --
He --
Very tree --
Prophecy on lethe --
Lovers relentlessly --
Nocturne --
For proserpine --
Parting --
I dreamed that I was old --
Night-piece --
Between me and the rock --
Transformations --
First love --
Last words --
Eagle --
So intricately is this world resolved --
Benediction --
In a strange house --
Master and mistress --
Organic bloom --
Beyond reason --
The lesson --
Vita nuova --
From Passport to the war (1944). Reflection by a mailbox --
The last picnic --
Welcome the wrath --
Night letter --
Father and son --
The hemorrhage --
The harsh judgment --
Confidential instructions --
The signal from the house --
The tutored child --
The economist's song --
The old clothes man --
The fitting of the mask --
The supper before last --
The daughters of the horseleech --
Careless love --
The guilty man --
Between the acts --
This day this world --
The last question --
How long is the night? --
The reckoning --
Open the gates --
From This garland, danger, in selected poems : 1928-1958. The science of the night --
Green ways --
When the light falls --
Among the gods --
As flowers are --
The waltzer in the house --
Sotto voce --
Grammar lesson --
She wept, she railed --
Foreign affairs --
The unwithered garland --
The man upstairs --
The approach to Thebes --
The dark and the fair --
The thief --
End of summer --
Goose pond --
The dragonfly --
The war against the trees --
The thing that eats the heart --
By lamplight --
The scourge --
Hermetic poem --
To the reader (Baudelaire) --
The way down --
The class will come to order --
The summing-up --
Revolving meditation --
A spark of laurel. From The testing-tree (1971). Journal for my daughter --
An old cracked tune --
The portrait --
The magic curtain --
After the last dynasty --
The illumination --
Robin redbreast --
River road --
Summer solstice (Mandelstam) --
Tristia (Mandelstam) --
The mound builders --
The customs collector's report --
The gladiators --
The system --
Around pastor Bonhoeffer --
Bolsheviks (Stolzenberg) --
Three floors --
The flight of Apollo --
King of the river --
The mulch --
Indian summer at land's end --
Cleopatra (Akhmatova) --
Dante (Akhmatova) --
Boris Pasternak (Akhmatova) --
The artist --
The testing-tree --
The game --
From The layers, in The poems of Stanley Kunitz 1928-1978. The knot --
What of the night? --
Quinnapoxet --
Words for the unknown makers --
To a slave named Job --
Sacred to the memory --
Girl with sampler --
Trompe l'oeil --
A blessing of women --
The catch --
The crystal cage --
Signs and portents --
Firesticks --
The Lincoln relics --
Meditations on death (Ungaretti) --
The quarrel --
The unquiet ones --
My sisters --
Route six --
The layers --
from Next-to-last things (1985). The snakes of September --
The abduction --
Raccoon journal --
The old darned man --
The scene (Blok) --
The image-maker --
Lamplighter : 1914 --
Day of foreboding --
Three small parables for my poet friends --
The round --
Passing through --
The long boat --
The wellfleet whale --
From Passing through : the later poems (1995). My mother's pears --
Chariot --
In the dark house --
Halley's comet --
Hornworm : summer reverie --
Hornworm : autumn lamentation --
The sea, that has no ending ... --
Proteus --
Touch me.
Other Titles: Poems
Responsibility: Stanley Kunitz.
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