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Strong Is Your Hold

ISBN-10: 0618224971

ISBN-13: 9780618224975

Edition: 2006

Authors: Galway Kinnell, Galway Kinnell

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Here is the eleventh book of poems from Galway Kinnell. In this striking and various collection, he 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. The book"s title derives from Walt Whitman"s "Last Invocation": "Strong is your hold, O mortal flesh, / Strong is your hold, O love." A CD of the author reading his work is bound in, perfect for fans and classroom use.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/8/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 80
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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.

The Stone Table
Everyone Was in Love
It All Comes Back
Ines on Vacation
Dinner Party
Hide-and-Seek 1933
Conversation
Ode and Elegy
Feathering
Burning the Brush Pile
Pulling a Nail
The Quick and the Dead
When the Towers Fell
Middle Path
How Could She Not
The Scattering of Evan Jones' Ashes
The 26th of December
Promissory Note
Shelley
Sex
Insomniac
Field Notes
Walnut
Pure Balance
Why Regret?
Notes