Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006

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American poet Kunitz won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 for SELECTED POEMS and held the position of Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1974 to 1976. In 2000 he was named United States Poet Laureate. He has also translated the work of a number of Russian poets.

From the description of Atlantic Monthly Press author files of Stanley Kunitz, 1965-1983. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177477000

Poet; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Stanley Kunitz interview, 1983 Dec. 8 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220208894

Stanley Kunitz (1905- ) is a poet from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Stanley Kunitz, 1983 Dec. 8 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007159

American poet and educator Stanley Kunitz has had a long and distinguished career. His verse has evolved over time, but has remained consistently dense, complex, subtle, and concerned with the large themes of life and death. He has influenced many of his contemporaries, has won the Pulitzer Prize, and was named Poet Laureate in 2000.

From the description of Stanley Kunitz letters and postal cards to Louis Untermeyer, 1962-1965. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54429025

Poet Stanley Kunitz was born in 1905 in Worcester, Mass., the son of Eastern European immigrants.

He graduated from Harvard University in 1926 and in 1928 settled in New York, where he worked as an editor at the H.W. Wilson Company. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Army. After World War II, he held a number of teaching positions at Bennington College, Potsdam State College, the New School for Social Research, Columbia University, and Queens College, among others.

Kunitz was a co-founder of the Fine Arts Work Center, an artists' colony in Provincetown, Mass., in 1968, and has served on its Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and writing division.

He was the editor of the Yale Series of Younger Poets from 1969 to 1977, a member of the Academy of American Poets and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and served as the Poetry Consultant for the Library of Congress from 1974 to 1976. He also participated in a number of cultural exchange programs, including trips to Russia and Poland in 1967, to Senegal and Ghana in 1976, and to Israel and Egypt in 1980. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, he has won other prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, and the National Medal of Arts.

From the description of Stanley Kunitz papers, 1919-2003 (bulk 1960-1990). (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 74209841

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creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Stanley Kunitz papers, 1919-2003 (bulk 1960-1990). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Provincetown Art Association. Pop Art symposium, 1963 Aug. 28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ecco Press records, 1963-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Upton, Richard. Richard Upton papers, SUPRRESSED RECORD, NY 1964-2003. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Johnson, Josephine Winslow, 1910-. Papers, 1929-1970. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Zabel, Morton Dauwen. Papers, 1901-1964 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1901-1964. Morton Dauwen Zabel papers 1901-1964 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Papers, 1845-1988 (bulk 1970-1977). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914-. Albert J. Guérard papers, 1932-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Joyce Carol Oates Papers, 1956-2006 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) collection of photographs of poets, 1959-1994 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Provincetown Art Association. Pop Art symposium, 1963 Aug. 28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lyle, Guy Redvers, 1907-1994. Autograph collection, 1949-1978. Francis Marion University, James A Rogers Library, James A. Rogers Library
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-. Oral history interview with Stanley Kunitz, 1983 Dec. 8 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hagstrum, Jean H., 1913-1995. Jean Hagstrum Papers, 1921-1995. Northwestern University
referencedIn Ryan, Michael, 1946-. Papers of Michael Ryan [manuscript], 1968-1989. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Orbach, Harold L. Papers, 1948-1965, bulk 1962-1965. University of Michigan
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Atlantic Monthly Press author files of Stanley Kunitz, 1965-1983. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Orbach, Harold L. Harold L. Orbach papers, 1948-1965, bulk 1962-1965. University of Michigan
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Antonow, Joseph P., 1915-. Collection of poetry, 1956-1963. Indiana University
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Correspondence, 1946-1969. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
creatorOf Brooks, James, 1906-. James Brooks papers, 1928-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pinsky, Robert. A collection of Robert Pinsky's poems and translations, announcements of his poetry readings, lectures and awards and photographic portraits : as well as poems by Stanley Kunitz and Heather McHugh. Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library
referencedIn Valentine, Jean. Papers, 1952-2004 (inclusive), 1970-2004 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Atlas, James. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1973-1977. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Ryan, Michael, 1946-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1974-19894. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Larry Fagin Papers., n.d., 1958-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Hosmer, Helen M., 1898-. Papers, 1922-1978. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell Papers TXRC94-A10., ca. 1845-1988, (bulk 1970-1977) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bell, Marvin. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1992. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. The man upstairs / Stanley Kunitz. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
creatorOf Asher, Elise, 1914-. Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gerald Sykes Papers, ca. 1921-1984 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bobbye S. Ortiz Papers, (bulk, 1919-1993 and undated, 1950-1990) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Typed letter signed : Mansfield Centre, Conn., to Olive Moore, 1933 July 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Letters, 1928-1930, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Jean Burden Papers, 1931-1992 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1932?-1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Carol Muske-Dukes Papers, 1960-2008 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers, 1952-2004 (inclusive), 1970-2004 (bulk). Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Scott, Ann London, 1929-1975. Papers, 1932?-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969. Paul Burlin papers, 1915-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-. Stanley Kunitz interview, 1983 Dec. 8 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Vincent Ferrini Papers., n.d., 1949-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. Anne Sexton Papers, 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Aaron Kramer papers, ca. 1940 -1986. Houghton Library.
creatorOf H. W. Wilson Company. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971. Papers, 1887-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Antonow, Joseph P., 1915-,. Collection of poetry manuscripts, 1956-1963 (inclusive), 1960-1963 (bulk). Indiana Newspaper Project
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) collection of photographs of poets, 1959-1994 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dragonette, Ree. Papers, 1959-1970. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ryan, Michael, 1946-. Papers of Michael Ryan [manuscript], 1957-1990. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Stanley Kunitz letters and postal cards to Louis Untermeyer, 1962-1965. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Letter to Paul Engle. New York, NY. 1965 May 8. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Moss, Stanley. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1978-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sykes, Gerald, 1903-. Papers, ca. 1921-1984. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Rich, Adrienne Cecile. Papers: Series I-II, 1933-1999 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994. Papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor, 1939-1977 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alan Swallow Papers, 1934-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Ecco Press. Ecco Press records, 1963-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Bell, Marvin. person
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associatedWith Ecco Press. corporateBody
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associatedWith Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914- person
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associatedWith Hardwick, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Hayward, Max. person
associatedWith Hosmer, Helen M., 1898- person
associatedWith H.W. Wilson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Jean Valentine person
correspondedWith Johnson, Josephine Winslow, 1910- person
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correspondedWith Kramer, Aaron, 1921- person
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associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 person
associatedWith Lyle, Guy Redvers, 1907-1994. person
associatedWith Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971. person
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associatedWith Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. person
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associatedWith Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1945- person
associatedWith National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- person
associatedWith Orbach, Harold L. person
associatedWith Ortiz, Bobbye S. person
associatedWith Pinsky, Robert. person
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associatedWith Provincetown Art Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. corporateBody
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associatedWith Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970. person
associatedWith Ryan, Michael, 1946- person
associatedWith Scott, Ann London, 1929-1975. person
associatedWith Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. person
associatedWith Shinder, Jason, 1955-2008. person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
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associatedWith Upton, Richard. person
associatedWith Valentine, Jean. person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1901-1964. person
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Poets, American--Political activity--20th century
Women poets, American--20th century
National Medal of Arts
Poetry--Study and teaching--20th century
Poets, Ukrainian--20th century--Correspondence
Poetry consultants--20th century
Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
Authors and publishers--20th century
Editors--20th century--Correspondence
Small presses--20th century
Husband and wife--20th century--Correspondence
Abstract Expressionism
American poetry--20th century
Women novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence
American literature--20th century
Presidents--20th century--Photographs
Mothers and sons--20th century--Correspondence
Poets laureate--20th century
Painters--20th century--Correspondence
Russian poetry--20th century--Translations into English
Political letter-writing--20th century
Poetry--Translating--20th century
Pencil drawing, American--20th century
Pulitzer Prizes
Authors and publishers--20th century--Correspondence
Diplomatic and consular service, American--20th century
Poets, American--Correspondence
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence
Fathers and daughters--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, African--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1905-07-29

Death 2006-05-14

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