Galway Kinnell  

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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.


  • What a Kingdom It Was (1960)
  • Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock (1964)
  • Black Light (1966)
  • Body Rags (1968)
  • The Book of Nightmares (1971)
  • The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ into the New World: Poems 1946-64 (1974)
  • Walking Down the Stairs (a collection of interviews) (1978).
  • Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980)
  • After Making Love We Hear Footsteps (1980)
  • Selected Poems (1982) Pulitzer Prize; National Book Award
  • How the Alligator Missed Breakfast (1982)
  • The Past (1985)
  • When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone (1990)
  • Three Books (1993)
  • Imperfect Thirst (1996)
  • A New Selected Poems (2000) National Book Award finalist.
  • Strong Is Your Hold(2006)
  • Blackberry Eating

He has also published translations of Yves Bonnefoy, Yvanne Goll, François Villon, and Rainer Maria Rilke.

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