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Galway Kinnell

 (1927- )

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  Academy of American Poets

  Modern American Poetry

Galway Kinnell Biography

  Dia Center for the Arts

  Poetry Center at Smith College

Tribute to Emily Dickinson by Kinnell

Works Online:

St. Francis and the Sow

The Cellist

Telephoning in Mexican Sunlight

Under the Maud Moon

How Could You Not

Fergus Falling

The Bear

Another Night in the Ruins

First Day of the Future

Sheffield Ghazal 4: Driving West

The Perch

Blackberry Eating

Spring Oak

Vapor Trail in the Frog Pond

The Man on the Hotel Room Bed

  After Making Love We Hear Footsteps

Poet Galway Kinnell was born on February 1, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his bachelor's degree from Princeton and  his master's degree from the  University of Rochester.  Kinnell served in the U.S. Navy. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Paris and a field worker for the Congress for Racial Equality. He has taught at universities all over the world including Columbia University, the University of Grenoble in France, and  the University of Iran, Teheran. Kinnell won the both Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1983 for his Selected Poems. He is currently the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in Creative Writing at New York University and lives in New York and Vermont. Other works include: What a Kingdom It Was (1960); Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock (1964); Body Rags (1968); The Shoes of Wandering (1970); The Book of Nightmares (1971); Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980); The Past (1985); When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone (1990); Imperfect Thirst (1994); and A New Selected Poems (2000). In addition to his poetry collections, Kinnell has edited The Essential Whitman and has published translations of works by Yves Bonnefoy, and Francois Villon. He has also authored a children's book, How the Alligator Missed Breakfast (1982) and a novel, Black Light (1966).

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