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Galway Kinnell
Reading poetry at Beatnik PartyGrindstone Cafe, Lyndonville, VermontMarch 16, 2013
Reading poetry at Beatnik Party
Grindstone Cafe, Lyndonville, Vermont
March 16, 2013
Born (1927-02-01)February 1, 1927
Providence, Rhode Island
Died October 28, 2014(2014-10-28) (aged 87)
Sheffield, Vermont
Occupation Poet
Nationality American
Notable awards National Book Award
1983
Pulitzer Prize
1983

Galway Kinnell (February 1, 1927 – October 28, 2014) was an American poet. For his 1982 Selected Poems, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and split the National Book Award for Poetry with Charles Wright. From 1989 to 1993 he was poet laureate for the state of Vermont.

He was inspired by the works of Walt Whitman. His best-loved poems are "St. Francis and the Sow" and "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps". He also in favour with civil rights movement against racial segregation and opposed Vietman War.

Kinnell died in Sheffield, Vermont from leukemia, aged 87.

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