The War Against the Trees Summary
Stanley Kunitz

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The War Against the Trees Summary

"The War Against the Trees" is included in Stanley Kunitz's third volume of poetry Selected Poems, 1928-1958. Though Selected Poems was rejected by eight publishers—three of whom did not read the manuscript—the collection won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize. In the Author's Note to Selected Poems, Kunitz writes that the poems are not arranged chronologically but "in groups that bear some relevance to the themes, the arguments, that have preoccupied me since...

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