Farewell Galway Kinnell

Farewell Galway Kinnell

When I was first beginning to seriously contemplate a life of  poetry writing and living in Ann Arbor, I hear Galway Kinnell read at en event held by the University of Michigan. I went down the street to the Centicore Bookstore (also RIP) and bought what they had available.

How he influenced me is hard for me to describe. Style, yes a bit. Subject, yes his revelations of the holy in flesh and life and what some would call profane. I mourn his passing on and celebrate that he left so much behind in his poetry.

Here you can read some of his verse:

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/kinnell/online.htm

More poems and some audios of him reading are here:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/galway-kinnell#about

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: