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Galway Kinnell (1927–2014)

Author of The Book of Nightmares

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Galway Kinnell was born on February 1, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1948 and a M.A. from the University of Rochester in 1949. He taught writing at many schools around the world, including universities in France, Australia, and Iran, and served as director of the creative writing programs at New York University. He wrote several collections of poetry including Body Rags, The Book of Nightmares, Walking down the Stairs, When One Has Lived a Long Time, Imperfect Thirst, and Mortal Acts, Mortal Words. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a National Book Award for Selected Poems in 1983. He also wrote one novel entitled Black Light. He died from leukemia on October 28, 2014 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor) 672 copies, 3 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 409 copies, 1 review
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Ten Poems to Change Your Life (Contributor) 313 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2001 (Contributor) 211 copies
The Best American Poetry 1999 (Contributor) 209 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 170 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2005 (Contributor) 167 copies
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Contributor) 161 copies, 1 review

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