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Stanley Jasspon Kunitz

Stanley Jasspon Kunitz, American poet, editor, educator. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Academy American Poets (fellowship award 1968, chancellor 1970-1995); member American Academy of Arts and Letters (secretary 1985-1988), Poets House New York (founding president 1985-1990), Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (founding member, board directors 1968-2006, medal for distinguished service in arts 1997), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Kunitz, Stanley Jasspon was born on July 29, 1905 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Solomon Z. and Yetta Helen (Jasspon) Kunitz.

  • Education

    • AB summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1926. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1927. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Clark University, 1961.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), Anna Maria College, 1977. Doctor of Letters (honorary), St. Mary's College, Maryland, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Worcester State College, 1980.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), State University of New York, Brockport, 1987.

    Career

    • Editor Wilson Library Bulletin, 1928-1943. Literature faculty Bennington College, 1946-1949. Professor English Potsdam (New York ) State Teachers College, 1949-1950.

      Director seminar Potsdam Summer Workshop in Creative Arts, 1949-1953. Lecturer The New School, 1950-1957. Visiting professor poetry University Washington, 1955-1956.

      Visiting professor English Queens College, 1956-1957, Brandeis University, 1958-1959. Director poetry workshop Poetry Center Young Men’s Hebrew Association, New York, 1958-1962. Danforth visiting lecturer various American colleges, 1961-1963.

      Lecturer Columbia University, 1963-1966, adjunct professor writing Graduate School Arts, 1967-1985. Editor Yale Series Younger Poets, 1969-1977. Visiting professor poetry Yale University, 1970, Rutgers University at Camden, 1974.

      Visiting professor, senior fellow in humanities Princeton University, 1978, Vassar College, 1981. Consultant poetry Library. of Congress, 1974-1976. Founder Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts, Poets House, New York City.

    Works

    • Abelard and Heloise: The Letters and Other Writings (Hackett Classics)
    • The most comprehensive compilation of the works of Abelard and Heloise ever presented in a single volume in English, The Letters and Other Writings features an accurate and stylistically faithful new translation of both The Calamities of Peter Abelard and the remarkable letters it sparked between the ill-fated twelfth-century philosopher and his brilliant former student and lover—an exchange whose intellectual passion, formal virtuosity, and psychological drama distinguish it as one of the most extraordinary correspondences in European history.

    Membership

    With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Academy American Poets (fellowship award 1968, chancellor 1970-1995). Member American Academy of Arts and Letters (secretary 1985-1988), Poets House New York (founding president 1985-1990), Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (founding member, board directors 1968-2006, medal for distinguished service in arts 1997), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Pearce, 1930 (divorced 1937). Married Eleanor Evans, November 21, 1939 (divorced 1958). 1 daughter, Gretchen.

      Married Elise Asher (deceased), June 21, 1958.
    • father: Solomon Z. Kunitz
    • mother: Yetta Helen (Jasspon) Kunitz
    • spouses: Helen Pearce
    • Eleanor Evans
    • Elise Asher
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    Died May 14, 2006
    (aged 100)
    Nationality
    • 1926
      Harvard University
    • 1927
      Harvard University
    • 1961
      Clark University
    • 1977
      Anna Maria College
    • 1994
      St. Mary's College
    • 1980
      Worcester State College
    • 1987
      State University of New York
    • 1928 - 1943
      Editor Wilson Library Bulletin
    • 1946 - 1949
      literature faculty Bennington College
    • 1949 - 1950
      professor, English Potsdam (New York ) State Teachers College
    • 1949 - 1953
      director, seminar Potsdam Summer Workshop in Creative Arts
    • 1950 - 1957
      lecturer, The New School
    • 1955 - 1956
      visiting professor, poetry University Washington
    • 1956 - 1957
      visiting professor, English Queens College
    • 1958 - 1962
      director, poetry workshop Poetry Center Young Men's Hebrew Association
      New York, United States
    • 1958 - 1959
      visiting professor, English Queens College
    • 1961 - 1963
      Danforth visiting lecturer, various American colleges
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      • Author: (verse) Intellectual Things, 1930, Living Authors, 1931, Authors Today and Yesterday, 1933, Junior Book of Authors, 1934, British Authors of the 19th Century, 1936, American Authors, 1600-1900, 1938, Twentieth Century Authors, 1942, First Supplement, 1955, Passport to the War, 1944, British Authors Before 1800, 1952, Selected Poems, 1928-1958, 1958 (Pulitzer prize), Poems of John Keats, 1964, European Authors, 1000-1900, 1967, The Testing-Tree, 1971, The Terrible Threshold, 1974, The Coat Without a Seam, 1974, A Kind of Order, A Kind of Folly: Essays and Conversations, 1975, The Poems of Stanley Kunitz 1928-1978, 1979, The Wellfleet Whale and Companion Poems, 1983, Next-To-Last Things: New Poems and Essays, 1985, The Essential Blake, 1987, Interviews and Encounters, 1993, Passing Through: The Later Poems, 1995 (National Book award), Collected Poems, 2000, The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden, 2005. Editor (with David Ignatow) The Wild Card, Selected Poems, Early and Late, of Karl Shapiro, 1998, The Collected Poems, 2000. Translator: (with others) verse Antiworlds (A. Voznesensky), 1966, Antiworlds and The Fifth Ace, 1967, Stolen Apples (Y. Yevtushenko), 1971, (with Max Hayward) Poems of Akhmatova, 1973, Story Under Full Sail (A. Voznesensky), 1974. Editor, co-translator: Orchard Lamps (Ivan Drach), 1978.
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      • book: The Junior Book of Authors. Second Edition, Revised
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      • book: Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected
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      • book: [(Passing Through: The Later Poems - New and Selected)] [Author: Stanley Kunitz] published on (February, 2001)
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      • book: [(The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden)] [Author: Stanley Kunitz] published on (May, 2007)
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      • book: [ [ [ The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden[ THE WILD BRAID: A POET REFLECTS ON A CENTURY IN THE GARDEN ] By Kunitz, Stanley ( Author )Apr-01-2007 Paperback
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      • book: [(The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden )] [Author: S. Kunitz] [Jun-2005]
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      • book: [(The Collected Poems)] [Author: Stanley Kunitz] published on (January, 2001)
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      • book: Stanley Kunitz Selected Poems 1928-1958
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      • book: STOLEN APPLES. TRANSLATION ADAPTATIONS BY JAMES DICKEY, GEOFFREY DUTTON, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, ANTHONY KAHN, STANLEY KUNITZ, GEORGE REAVEY, JOHN UPDIKE, RICHARD WILBUR
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      • book: BRITISH AUTHORS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME WITH 1000 BIOGRAPHIES AND 350 PORTRAITS.
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      • book: By Stanley Kunitz - Interviews and Encounters with Stanley Kunitz (1993-01-16) [Hardcover]
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      • book: Twentieth Century Authors: A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature. First Supplement (The Authors Series)
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      • book: Living Authors; Authors Today and Yesterday (2 volume set)
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      • book: [(Interviews and Encounters with Stanley Kunitz)] [Author: Stanley Kunitz] published on (December, 1993)
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      • Author: (verse) Intellectual Things, 1930, Living Authors, 1931, Authors Today and Yesterday, 1933, Junior Book of Authors, 1934, British Authors of the 19th Century, 1936, American Authors, 1600-1900, 1938, Twentieth Century Authors, 1942, First Supplement, 1955, Passport to the War, 1944, British Authors Before 1800, 1952, Selected Poems, 1928-1958, 1958 (Pulitzer prize), Poems of John Keats, 1964, European Authors, 1000-1900, 1967, The Testing-Tree, 1971, The Terrible Threshold, 1974, The Coat Without a Seam, 1974, A Kind of Order, A Kind of Folly: Essays and Conversations, 1975, The Poems of Stanley Kunitz 1928-1978, 1979, The Wellfleet Whale and Companion Poems, 1983, Next-To-Last Things: New Poems and Essays, 1985, The Essential Blake, 1987, Interviews and Encounters, 1993, Passing Through: The Later Poems, 1995 (National Book award), Collected Poems, 2000, The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden, 2005. Editor (with David Ignatow) The Wild Card, Selected Poems, Early and Late, of Karl Shapiro, 1998, The Collected Poems, 2000. Translator: (with others) verse Antiworlds (A. Voznesensky), 1966, Antiworlds and The Fifth Ace, 1967, Stolen Apples (Y. Yevtushenko), 1971, (with Max Hayward) Poems of Akhmatova, 1973, Story Under Full Sail (A. Voznesensky), 1974.Editor, co-translator: Orchard Lamps (Ivan Drach), 1978.
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      • Yetta Helen (Jasspon) Kunitz
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      • Solomon Z. Kunitz
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