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    Monday, May 15, 2006

    Stanley Kunitz Finally Died

    For years, we poets and lovers of poetry have quietly pondered, in the dead of sleepless nights, in the bore of astringent lectures, while looking out of bus windows: is Stanley Kunitz, perhaps, immortal? Apparently not. At least not bodily.

    Stanley Kunitz, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner whose expressive verse, social commitment and generosity to young writers spanned three-quarters of a century, has died. He was 100.

    He died in his sleep early Sunday at his home in Manhattan, said his publisher, W.W. Norton.


    Read his work, a short bio, or hear him read his poems aloud here.

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