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A New Selected Poems Hardcover – 1 Mar 2001

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  • Hardcover: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade) (1 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618021876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618021871
  • Package Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,812,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There are few others writing today in whose work we feel so strongly the full human presence. His language tantalises us with a foretaste of meaning, an underlying emotional logic that recalls Whitman's "I am the man, I suffer'd, I was there." Like all good poetry, his finest poems attract and mesmerise us before we really understand them. --Morris Dickstein, New York Times Book Review

Kinnell is a poet of the rarest ability, the kind who comes once or twice in a generation, who can flesh out music, raise the spirits and break the heart. --Liz Rosenberg, Boston Globe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1927, Galway Kinnell made his living mostly from teaching from 1949 to 2005, in France, Iran and Australia as well as at colleges and universities across America. He was Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University for many years, and served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. In 1982 his SELECTED POEMS won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. An updated and expanded edition was published as SELECTED POEMS by Bloodaxe in Britain in 2001. He has also published several translations, including books by Goll, Lorca, Rilke and Villon, and Yves Bonnefoy's ON THE MOTION AND IMMOBILITY OF DOUVE in the Bloodaxe Contemporary French Poets series (1992). His latest collection, STRONG IS YOUR HOLD, published with an audio CD in 2007 by Bloodaxe, includes his long poem "When the Towers Fell", a requiem for those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11 in direct view of his New York apartment. He now lives only in a remote part of northern Vermont, in the house he bought as a wreck in the 60s, where he has written much of his work. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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