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