Out of our contradictions we build our harmonies.
~ Stanley Kunitz
The much-honored poet Stanley Kunitz (1905 - 2006) published both poetry and translations, the latter including Poems of Akhmatova. Among his final work are The Collected Poems (2002), Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (1997), and The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (2007), which included photography by Marnie Crawford Samuelson.
In 2000, at age 95, Kunitz became the 10th Poet Laureate of the United States and served through 2001. Many years before (1974 - 1976) he had occupied the same position when it was known as Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. (See Dinitia Smith, "Wiser, Kunitz Returning as Laureate", The New York Times, August 2, 2000.) He was also New York State Poet Laureate (1987 - 1989).
Biography and Bibliography
NPR's "Poet Stanley Kunitz at 100", July 29, 2005
PBS Interview with Elizabeth Farnsworth
Kunitz at Dodge Poetry Festival
Poetry Foundation Page on Kunitz