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Stanley Kunitz
Stanley Kunitz
Born on July 29, 1905, Stanley Kunitz was the author of many poetry collections, as well as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Selected Poems, 1928-1958...
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FURTHER READING
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Kaddish, Part I
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A Little History
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Afterlife
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Fugue of Death
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Hey Allen Ginsberg Where Have You Gone and What Would You Think of My Drugs?
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In a Country
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In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport
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Kissing Stieglitz Good-Bye
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Notes on the Spring Holidays, III, [Hanukkah]
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The Poem as Mask
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Poems about Resilience
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Immigrant Blues
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In California During the Gulf War
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Our Bodies Break Light
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Reasons To Survive November
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The Bear
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Travelling Against
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What is Broken is What God Blesses
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You Can't Survive on Salt Water
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Zulu
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An Old Cracked Tune

 
by Stanley Kunitz

My name is Solomon Levi,
the desert is my home,
my mother's breast was thorny,
and father I had none.

The sands whispered, Be separate,
the stones taught me, Be hard.
I dance, for the joy of surviving,
on the edge of the road.  






From The Collected Poems by Stanley Kunitz (W. W. Norton, 2000). Copyright © 1971 by Stanley Kunitz. Used by permission of W. W. Norton. All rights reserved.
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