Poet Stanley Kunitz at 100Over his lifetime, poet Stanley Kunitz has received a Pulitzer, among other recognitions, and served as the nation's poet laureate... twice. As Kunitz turns 100, he reads from his poem, "The Long Boat."
Over his lifetime, poet Stanley Kunitz has received a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and the National Medal of the Arts. He has also served as the nation's poet laureate... twice. As Kunitz turns 100, independent producer Joe Richman of Radio Diaries visits the poet in Provincetown, Mass.
About Stanley Kunitz
1905: Born in Worcester, Mass.
1927: Master's in English from Harvard University
1930:Intellectual Things, his first book of poems, published
1959: Pulitzer Prize for Selected Poems, 1928-1958
1974-1976: Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a precursor to the Poet Laureate position)
1993: National Medal of the Arts
1995: National Book Award for Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected