The Wild Braid

The Wild Braid

A Poet Reflects on A Century in the Garden

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Norton Pub
"A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist's refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality."—Booklist

Blackwell North Amer
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."A miracle."—Galway Kinnell "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

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780393061413
Branch Call Number: 811x KUNIT KUNIT
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lentine, Genine


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Dec 22, 2015

Reviewed in O Magazine: Reading Room - June 2005

Aug 04, 2010

Very insightful book


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GL

To Top