In 1998 Stanley Kunitz received the Courage of Conscience Award from Peace Abbey.
In the prologue to the Peace Abbey film, Stonewalk, Kunitz asked the question:
"To whom can one pledge his allegiance except to the victims?"
Honors to Kunitz include: Poet Laureate of the United States , 2000; National Book Award, 1995, for Passing Through: Later Poems, New and Selected; New York State Poet -1987-1989; Bollingen Prize in Poetry, Yale University Library, 1987; American Library Association notable book citation, 1979, for The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978; Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1959 for Selected Poems 1928-1958; Levinson Prize, Poetry magazine, 1956.
Louise S. Robbins
Censorship and the American Library: The American Library Association's Response to Threats to Intellectual freedom: 1939-1969.
Westport, Greenwood Press, 1996.
Stanley Kunitz was born July 29, 1905.