Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Galway Kinnell
1927 ~ 2014

"Through it all, he held that it was the job of poets to bear witness. “To me,” he said, “poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment.”
The New York Times, 29 October 2014


Luster said...

Part of that great class of poets-- Merwin. Ashbery, Kinnell-- special to me, in part, because they shared the birth year if my long departed father.

Stay close,

Luster said...

of him...

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...


Galway Kinnell, here handsomely photography as the Atticus Finch of American poetry.

Your father, like mine, from a grand era.

all's well, Bob