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Poet Galway Kinnell, winner of Pulitzer Prize, dies at 87
Poet Galway Kinnell, winner of Pulitzer Prize, dies at 87

Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died. He was 87. Kinnell died of leukemia Tuesday at his home in Sheffield, Vt., said his wife, Bobbie Bristol. Among the most celebrated poets of his time, he won the Pulitzer and National Book Award for the 1982 release "Selected Poems" and later received a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship. In 1989, he was named Vermont's poet laureate, and the Academy of American Poets gave him the 2010 Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement. His other books include "Body...

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