STANLEY KUNITZ, born July 29, 1905, in Worcester, Massachusetts, lives in New York City with his third wife,
the painter Elise Asher. He was educated at Harvard and
then worked for many years as an editor of biographical
reference books. In World War II he was a noncommissioned officer in charge of information and education
in the Air Transport Command. Subsequently he taught
at Bennington, at Brandeis, and, as a visiting professor,
at other American colleges. Although he had been publishing for twenty years, his wide recognition came suddenly
when, in 1958, the publication of his Selected Poems
brought him the Pulitzer Prize and a favorable revaluation
of his career by many critics and reviewers.
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Book title: The Modern Poets:An American-British Anthology.
Contributors: John Malcolm Brinnin - Editor, Bill Read - Editor.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1963.
Page number: 187.
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