spacer

spacer
Poetry & Medicine – The Poets

spacerspacer

spacer

spacer
bar

Stanley Kunitz
www.nortonpoets.com/kunitzs.htm

"The poem comes in the form of a blessing—‘like rapture breaking on the mind,’ as I tried to phrase it in my youth. Through the years I have found this gift of poetry to be life-sustaining, life-enhancing, and absolutely unpredictable. Does one live, therefore, for the sake of poetry? No, the reverse is true: poetry is for the sake of the life."
—Stanley Kunitz

Stanley Kunitz welcomed his ninety-fifth year in 2000. He has received nearly every honor bestowed upon a poet in this country, including the Pulitzer and Bollingen Prizes, a National Medal of Arts from President Clinton in 1993, and the Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America in 1998. He has served twice as Poet Laureate of the United States, as State Poet of New York, and as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. For many years he taught in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. As editor of the Yale Younger Poets Series from 1969 to 1997, and as founder of both the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Poets House in New York City, he has promoted poetry and public access to the arts, encouraging many of the younger poets and artists who are now prominent figures in American culture. Kunitz and his wife, the artist Elise Asher, live in New York City and Provincetown, where he cultivates a celebrated seaside garden.

bar

 



home | mission | poets | poetry | patrons | preview | producers | contact | resources

copyright ©2005
site designed by hamsadesign