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Strong is your hold
Galway Kinnell
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Pulitzer Prize winner Galway Kinnell's first new collection of poetry in more than a decade, with a bound-in CD of poems read by the author

Here is the eleventh book of poems by Galway Kinnell, whom the New York Times has called "one of the true master poets of his generation." 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."

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GALWAY KINNELL (1927-2014) was a MacArthur Fellow and 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, as well as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. For thirty-five years-fromThe Book of Nightmares to Mortal Acts and, most recently,Strong Is Your Hold-Galway Kinnell enriched American poetry, not only with his poems but also with his teaching and powerful public readings.

"Longtime fans and new readers alike will find this collection a powerful addition to an important body of work." Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Kinnell delights in earth's crude beauty via elegantly playful odes to everything that slithers, wriggles, and writhes."
--Hannah Tucker Entertainment Weekly

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