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A six page introduction by Stanley Kunitz, Winner of the National Book Award for Poetry and the Pulitzer Prize. The lyrical beauty of the works included are unsurpassed. In his introduction Mr. Kunitz helps us to see the thorns Blake hid among the roses. In doing so, Kunitz passes on the energy and genius of a man possessed by a prophetic vision of the modern world. Ignored or reviled in his own time, Blake never ceased to set his "forehead against (the) foreheads" of an uncaring world.