Discipline: Literature – poetry

Galway Kinnell

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Sheffield, VT
MacDowell Fellowships: 1959, 1964, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992

Galway Mills Kinnell (1927-2014) was an American poet, writer, and translator from Providence, RI. He studied at Princeton University and earned an M.A. from the University of Rochester. He traveled around Europe and the Middle East and even studied in Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship, before returning to the United States as a social justice activist against the Vietnam War. Kinnell has been published in Beloit Poetry Journal and was poet laureate for the state of Vermont. He was a professor of creative writing at New York University and a Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets. Themes of social issues, nature, and spiritual dimensions appear in his works of poetry and he has also published a novel, a children’s book, and several translations.



Galway Kinnell worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast façade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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