Galway Kinnell

Born: 1927

Galway Kinnell (1927-2014) was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning American poet. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Kinnell received his BA from Princeton University, his MA from the University of Rochester, and was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship. He has published numerous collections of poems and as well as a novel and his works address a variety of subjects from social commentary to nature to death. Kinnell was the poet laureate of Vermont from 1989-1993 and formerly served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Source