Passing Through (Paperback)
The Later Poems, New and Selected
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393316155, 176pp.
Publication Date: May 17, 1997
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In "Touch Me," the last poem in the collection, Kunitz propounds a question, "What makes the engine go?" and gives us his answer: "Desire, desire, desire." These poems fairly hum with the energy, the excitement, the ardor, that make Kunitz one of our most enduring and highly honored poets. In the words of Carolyn Forch , "he is a living treasure.