Stanley Kunitz (July 29, 1905 – May 14, 2006) served as U.S. Poet Laureate twice, from 1974 to 1976, and from 2000 to 2001. He was also New York State Poet Laureate from 1987 to 1989. Other honors include: a National Book Award for Poetry, the Bollingen Prize for lifetime achievement in poetry, and the Robert Frost Medal. Kunitz founded the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and Poets House in NY. His books of poems include Passing Through (1995), Next-to-Last Things (1985), The Testing Tree (1971), and Passport to War (1944). His prose includes The Wild Braid (2005). Kunitz was editor of the Wilson Library Bulletin from 1928 to 1943. He taught at numerous colleges, including Bennington College, SUNY Potsdam, the New School for Social Research, Columbia University, and numerous short-term visiting poet appointments at such colleges as Brandeis University, Yale University, Princeton University, and Vassar College.