The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (Paperback)

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The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden By Stanley Kunitz, Marnie Crawford Samuelson (Photographs by), Genine Lentine (With) Cover Image
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Staff Reviews

"The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers." Mr. Kunitz seems more vividly alive at the age of 100 than the rest of us in the prime of our lives. This is a lovely and inspiring volume of treasures. — Nancy Scheemaker


"A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist's refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality."—Booklist

Throughout his life (1905-2006) Stanley Kunitz created poetry and tended gardens. This book is the distillation of conversations, none previously published, that took place between 2002 and 2004. Beginning with the garden, that "work of the imagination," the explorations journey through personal recollections, the creative process, and the harmony of the life cycle. A bouquet of poems and a total of 26 full-color photographs accompany the various sections. The Wild Braid received a 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award.

About the Author

Stanley Kunitz, much-honored poet, was cofounder of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and of Poets House in New York City. He died in 2006.

Marnie Crawford Samuelson lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Genine Lentine lives in Provincetown.

Praise For…

No one who has ever gardened passionately will be a stranger to the sentiments Kunitz expresses about this act of domestic creation, but very few of us will ever come close to writing about it with his grace and clarity. This is indeed a book to cherish.
— Kate Tyndall - Raleigh News & Observer

A miracle.
— Galway Kinnell

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393329971
ISBN-10: 0393329976
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 17th, 2007
Pages: 144
Language: English