Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (Paperback)
The Later Poems, New and Selected
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393316155, 176pp.
Publication Date: May 17, 1997
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 Forche, "he is a living treasure.