Thursday, February 01, 2007

I don't think I'd make a good thief. I talk too much. I also don't think I'd really like to steal from other people. But, if I HAD to imagine being a thief. This is the kind of thief I would be:


Is everyone going Galway Kinnell's Birthday Party/Reading?

Strong Is Your Hold: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Galway Kinnell
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
Cooper Sq., New York, NY 10003
between Third and Fourth Aves.

Readings/Signings, Special Events

2/01/07 7pm

Often compared to Walt Whitman, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Kinnell typically writes about real life in long, loose lines. Strong Is Your Hold, his first collection in more than a decade—and one of the inspirations for this celebration, the other being his 80th birthday—was released last year to critical acclaim. But such accolades seem almost beside the point since Kinnell is fairly firmly established in the canon. For this high-profile book release, literary lions like E.L. Doctorow, Edward Hirsch, and Grace Paley join the octogenarian as he revisits marriage, friendship, and death in verse

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