Friday, April 12, 2013

Stanley Kunitz's Brilliant Poem "Touch Me"

Stanley Kunitz, the great American poet, was born in 1905 and died at the age of 100 in 2006. Even into his latest years he was a shining light. Kunitz spent his life mostly in New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts  In his lifetime he was honored with the Pulitzer Prize and was Poet Laureate of the United States on two occasions (including when he was 95 years old). He profoundly influenced American Poetry. Below is one of his greatest poems, "Touch Me."

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