Galway Kinnell

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Galway Kinnell
Reading poetry at Beatnik Party Grindstone Cafe, Lyndonville, Vermont March 16, 2013
Reading poetry at Beatnik Party
Grindstone Cafe, Lyndonville, Vermont
March 16, 2013
Born(1927-02-01)February 1, 1927
Providence, Rhode Island
DiedOctober 28, 2014(2014-10-28) (aged 87)
Sheffield, Vermont
OccupationPoet
NationalityAmerican
Notable awardsNational Book Award
1983
Pulitzer Prize
1983

Galway Kinnell (February 1, 1927 – October 28, 2014) was an American poet. For his 1982 Selected Poems, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and split the National Book Award for Poetry with Charles Wright. From 1989 to 1993 he was poet laureate for the state of Vermont.

He was inspired by the works of Walt Whitman. His best-loved poems are "St. Francis and the Sow" and "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps".[1] He also in favour with civil rights movement against racial segregation and opposed Vietman War.

Kinnell died in Sheffield, Vermont from leukemia, aged 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Charles Molesworth (1987). "The Rank Favor of Blood". In Howard Nelson (ed.). On the poetry of Galway Kinnell. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-06376-5.
  2. Daniel Lewis (October 29, 2014). "Galway Kinnell, Poet Who Went His Own Way, Dies at 87". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-10-29.