Three Books Body Rags; Mortal Acts, Mortal Words; The Past

ISBN-10: 0618219110
ISBN-13: 9780618219117
Edition: 1993
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Description: This volume brings together BODY RAGS and MORTAL ACTS, MORTAL WORDS and THE PAST, three books that are central to the life"s work of one of the masters of contemporary poetry. Included here are many of Galway Kinnell"s best-loved and most  More...

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List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This volume brings together BODY RAGS and MORTAL ACTS, MORTAL WORDS and THE PAST, three books that are central to the life"s work of one of the masters of contemporary poetry. Included here are many of Galway Kinnell"s best-loved and most anthologized poems. Kinnell has revised some of the poems for this new edition, and comments on his working method in a prefatory note.

Galway Kinnell was born on February 1, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1948 and a M.A. from the University of Rochester in 1949. He taught writing at many schools around the world, including universities in France, Australia, and Iran, and served as director of the creative writing programs at New York University. He wrote several collections of poetry including Body Rags, The Book of Nightmares, Walking down the Stairs, When One Has Lived a Long Time, Imperfect Thirst, and Mortal Acts, Mortal Words. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a National Book Award for Selected Poems in 1983. He also wrote one novel entitled Black Light. He died from leukemia on October 28, 2014 at the age of 87.

Author's Note vii Body rags
Another Night in the Ruins
Lost Loves
Getting the Mail
Vapor Trail Reflected in the Frog Pond
The Fossils
The Burn
One Who Used to Beat His Way
The Fly
The Falls
Mango
In the Anse Galet Valley
La Bagar�de
Night in the Forest
Going Home by Last Light
How Many Nights
Last Songs
In the Farmhouse
The Correspondence School Instructor Says Goodbye to His Poetry Students
The Poem
The Last River
Testament of the Thief
The Porcupine
The Bear
Mortal Acts, Mortal Words
Fergus Falling
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
Angling, a Day
Saint Francis and the Sow
The Choir
Two Set Out on Their Journey
Brother of My Heart
Fisherman
Wait
Daybreak
The Gray Heron
In the Bamboo Hut
Lava
Blackberry Eating
Kissing the Toad
Crying
Les Invalides
On the Tennis Court at Night
The Sadness of Brothers
Goodbye
Looking at Your Face
The Last Hiding Places of Snow
52 Oswald Street
The Rainbow
The Apple
Memory of Wilmington
The Still Time
There Are Things I Tell to No One
Pont Neuf at Nightfall
The Apple Tree
A Milk Bottle
Flying Home
The Past
The Road Between Here and There
The Angel
Middle of the Night
Conception
The Sow Piglet's Escapes
The Olive Wood Fire
Milk
Lake Memphremagog
The Man Splitting Wood in the Daybreak
The Frog Pond
The Old Life
Prayer
The Ferry Stopping at MacMahon's Point
Mount Fuji at Daybreak
Break of Day
Farm Picture
Some Song
Coinaliste
Driftwood from a Ship
Fire in Luna Park
The Geese
The Shroud
Chamberlain's Porch
Cemetery Angels
December Day in Honolulu
On the Oregon Coast
Last Holy Fragrance
The Past
First Day of the Future
The Fundamental Project of Technology
The Waking
That Silent Evening
The Seekonk Woods
Acknowledgments
Index

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