Galway Kinnell Passes Away

October 30, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 1

“To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment.” Galway Kinnell, whose Selected Poems won a Pulitzer in  1983, passed away Tuesday.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at

One comment:

  1. Thanks for letting us know. Many people were never aware of Kinnell, but without doubt he was one of greatest poets, speaking for what it meant to be alive in America for the last 65 years or so.

Add Your Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.