Thursday, May 18, 2006

Stanley Kunitz 1905-2006

Lauren Redniss, 2005 from

dead at 100(nearly 101):

"Poetry is ultimately mythology, the telling of stories of the soul," he wrote. "The old myths, the old gods, the old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our minds, waiting for our call. We have need of them, for in their sum they epitomize the wisdom and experience of the race."