Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, October 22, 1999
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell lives in Vermont and New York City. He has been the director of an adult education program in Chicago, a journalist in Iran, and a field worker for the Congress of Racial Equality in Louisiana. During the past twenty years he has taught poetry at colleges and universities in this country and France and Australia. His Selected Poems, published in 1982, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His books include What a Kingdom It Was (1960); Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock (1964); Body Rags (1968); The Book of Nightmares (1971); The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ Into the New World: Poems 1946-64 (1974); Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980); The Past (1985); When One Has Lived A Long Time Alone (1990); and Imperfect Thirst (1994). He has translated the work of Rene Hardy, Francois Villon, Yves Bonnefoy and Yvan Goll. He is currently Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University.