Arts/Literature

RIP Galway Kinnell

One of our greatest poets has died at 87.

I had the privilege of seeing Kinnell read while I was at Iowa State in the late ’80s. He did some new things – things he’d been working on during the flight out, in fact – but this was the high point of the evening.

Thank you, Galway. Sleep well.

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  1. Reblogged this on The Mystic Fool and commented:
    Thank you to Doc at Scholars and Rogues. This is one of my favorites of Kinnell’s. RIP to a great poet and performance artist. We will miss the mild, mesmerizing, accented repetition of magic words.