When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 6, 2013 - Poetry - 80 pages
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A collection of poems ranging from melancholy meditations of a solitary mind concerning estrangement and the longing for reconnection to the natural world and its creatures closely observed.

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When one has lived a long time alone

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In Pulitzer Prize-winner Kinnell's tenth book of poems, the author, now in his seventh decade, confronts his own mortality: "everything sings and dies,/ But it could be, too, everything dies and sings ... Read full review


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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 in France and Australia. His Selected Poems, published in 1982, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He is a former MacArthur Fellow and has been State Poet of Vermont. He is currently Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University.

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