Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (Paperback)

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One of America’s great 20th Century poets, Kunitz achieved in his later work a luminous clarity and simplicity of language. This collection of his best later poems provides endless hours of pleasure. A little treasure chest.

— From Peter


In "Touch Me," the last poem in the collection, Kunitz propounds a question, "What makes the engine go?" and gives us his answer: "Desire, desire, desire." These poems fairly hum with the energy, the excitement, the ardor, that make Kunitz one of our most enduring and highly honored poets. In the words of Carolyn Forch , "he is a living treasure.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393316155
ISBN-10: 0393316157
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 17th, 1997
Pages: 176
Language: English