Galway Kinnell is a former MacArthur Fellow and has been state poet of Vermont. In 1982 his Selected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. For many years he was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University. He is currently a chancellor

of the Academy of American Poets. For thirty-five years—from WHAT A KINGDOM IT WAS to THE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES to THREE BOOKS-Galway Kinnell has been enriching American poetry, not only by his poems but also by his teaching and his powerful public readings.
"Kinnell is a poet of rarest ability . . . who can flesh out music, raise the spirits, and break the heart." — Boston Globe