Collected Poems by Galway KinnellCollected Poems by Galway Kinnell

Collected Poems

byGalway KinnellIntroduction byEdward Hirsch

Hardcover | December 5, 2017

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The definitive collection of poems from Pulitzer Prize winner, MacArthur Fellow, and National Book Award winner Galway Kinnell.

It's the poet's job to figure out what's happening within oneself, to figure out the connection between the self and the world, and to get it down in words that have a certain shape, that have a chance of lasting." -Galway Kinnell
This long-awaited volume brings together for the first time the life's work of a major American voice.

In a remarkable generation of poets, Galway Kinnell was an acknowledged, true master. From the book-length poem memorializing the grit, beauty, and swarming assertion of immigrant life along a lower Manhattan avenue, to searing poems of human conflict and war, to incandescent reflections on love, family, and the natural world-including "Blackberry Eating," "St. Francis and the Sow," and "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps"-to the unflinchingly introspective poems of his later life, Kinnell's work lastingly shaped the consciousness of his age.

Spanning 65 years of intense, inspired creativity, this volume, with its inclusion of previously uncollected poems, is the essential collection for old and new devotees of a "poet of the rarest ability . . . who can flesh out music, raise the spirits, and break the heart." ( Boston Globe )"

About The Author

GALWAY KINNELL (1927-2014) was a MacArthur Fellow and state poet of Vermont. In 1982 his Selected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. For many years he was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University, as well as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. For thirty-five years...
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Title:Collected PoemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 5, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544875214

ISBN - 13:9780544875210

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