Thursday, October 30, 2014
GALWAY KINNELL, 1927-2014
I note that the poet Galway Kinnell died this past week. I knew him slightly as a young man, and admired his work, his dedication, his passion for humanity. Today's New York Times obituary honored the man and his work. It concludes with a quotation that speaks to every writer, I think, every artist... "To me, 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." Amen.