Stanley Kunitz

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Birthday
29, 1905
Birthplace
Worcester, MA
Death Date
May 14, 2006 (100)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1905
Birthplace
Worcester, MA
Death Date
May 14, 2006 (100)

About

American poet who was a National Book Award winner and a two-time U.S. Poet Laureate. His poetry collections include Intellectual Things, The Testing-Tree, Passport to the War, and The Coat without a Seam.

Before Fame

At fifteen years old, he moved out of his mother's house and worked as a butcher's assistant. He later graduated from Harvard with a degree in English.

Trivia

His father's suicide greatly affected his literary development.

Family Life

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, he was the youngest son of Yetta Jasspon and Solomon Kunitz. He was married three times. His third wife, Elise Asher, was an artist and fellow poet.

Associated With

Critics have noted the influence of the psychological theories of Carl Jung upon Kunitz's literary work.