Strong Is Your Hold: Poems

Strong Is Your Hold: Poems

by Galway Kinnell

The celebrated eleventh book of poems by Galway Kinnell. The book’s title derives from Walt Whitman’s “Last Invocation”: “Strong is your hold O mortal flesh, / Strong is your hold O love.” In this striking collection, Kinnell gives us poems of intermingling with the natural world, love poems and evocations of sexuality, poems about his father, his children, poet friends, poet heroes, and mythic figures. Included also is “When the Towers Fell,” his stunning requiem for those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547348094

  • ISBN-10: 0547348096

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 04/09/2008

Galway Kinnell
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Galway Kinnell

GALWAY KINNELL (1927–2014) was a MacArthur Fellow and state poet of Vermont. In 1982 his Selected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. For many years he was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University, as well as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. For thirty-five years—from The Book of Nightmares to Mortal Acts and, most recently, Strong Is Your Hold—Galway Kinnell enriched American poetry, not only with his poems but also with his teaching and powerful public readings.
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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547348094

  • ISBN-10: 0547348096

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 04/09/2008

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