Stanley Burnshaw, Poet, Editor and Critic, Dies at 99

Douglas Martin in the New York Times:

17burnshawStanley Burnshaw, a consummate man of letters who was not only a poet, critic, translator, editor, publisher and novelist, but also skilled at setting type by hand, died yesterday on Martha’s Vineyard. He was 99.

Mr. Burnshaw roamed the peaks of the literary world, famously dueling with Wallace Stevens over poetry and politics; publishing and editing work by his friend Robert Frost; writing a biography of Frost; and publishing important books by Lionel Trilling.

His own creative career spanned more than 70 years: five of his poems were published in 1927 in “The American Caravan: A Yearbook of American Literature,” of which Lewis Mumford was an editor, and he published his final book, a poetry anthology, in 2002.

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