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Strong Is Your Hold' is the eleventh book of poems by Galway Kinnell For enthusiasts with Google-era attention spans, Strong Is Your Hold includes a CD of the professorially voiced poet reading the entire collection

Strong Is Your Hold' is the eleventh book of poems by Galway Kinnell. The New York Times has called him a true master poet of his generation. Included also is 'When the Towers Fell', a requiem for those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. For enthusiasts with Google-era attention spans, Strong Is Your Hold includes a CD of the professorially voiced poet reading the entire collection. EW. 'Strong Is Your Hold' is a book of poems to be revered and to read often. It is to be rejoiced, and to remember our relationships as no others. This is a testament to a man who can put into words those feelings that surface when we truly love.

Kinnell's last published book of poems before his death has several quite moving poems about time and mortality .

Kinnell's last published book of poems before his death has several quite moving poems about time and mortality, especially "Promissory Note. It also has some quite whimsical poems, such as "Everyone Was in Love. Kinnell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for Selected Poems (1980), a MacArthur Fellowship, a Rockefeller Grant, the 1974 Shelley Prize of the Poetry Society of America, and the 1975 Medal of Merit from National Institute of Arts and Letters. He served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. Books by Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell is one of America's most important poets. Strong is Your Hold" is his first new collection since his "Bloodaxe Selected Poems" (2001), which updated his 1982 "Selected Poems", winner of Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

Galway Kinnell is one of America's most important poets. Strong is Your Hold" is his first new collection since his "Bloodaxe Selected Poems" (2001), which updated his 1982 "Selected Poems", winner of Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

The celebrated eleventh book of poems by Galway Kinnell. The book’s title derives from Walt Whitman’s Last Invocation : Strong is your hold O mortal flesh,, Strong is your hold O love. In this striking collection, Kinnell 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. For thirty-five years-from The 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.

Galway Mills Kinnell (February 1, 1927 – October 28, 2014) was an American poet. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1982 collection, Selected Poems and split the National Book Award for Poetry with Charles Wright

Galway Mills Kinnell (February 1, 1927 – October 28, 2014) was an American poet. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1982 collection, Selected Poems and split the National Book Award for Poetry with Charles Wright. From 1989 to 1993 he was poet laureate for the state of Vermont.

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This slender book of poems comes with a CD of the author reading all the poems and sometimes giving explanatory notes along the way. While not as outwardly visceral at his earlier Book of Nightmares, his poems are still extraordinary. Reading the book along with listening to the author, one can see the evidence of working and re-working the poems, as they are not the same in both formats. This leaves the reader not only to figure out the words on the page, but also to figure out why certain lines were changed or, in some cases, omitted.

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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 authorHere 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."

Strong is Your Hold (Book & CD) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0618224975

ISBN: 0618224971

Author: Galway Kinnell

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 3rd edition (November 8, 2006)

Pages: 69 pages

ePUB size: 1310 kb

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Rating: 4.4

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Rexfire
This is the first book of Kinnell's I've read and I'm very very impressed. Before I even mention the poems themselves, one MUST listen to the CD of Kinnell reading the poems in this volume that comes with the book. On many occasions, the two differ in small and large ways and it makes for an excellent study into Kinnell's careful choices.
There isn't a single poem in this collection lacking a line, a word, a phrase, and image, or a notice that inspired my awe. In terms of content, the poems in this collection are mostly pastoral and bound up in the doings of the natural world. But unlike say, a poet like Mary Oliver, who I like and respect very much, Kinnell's elaborate attention to nature always sees something beyond, into the human. He is inspired by the trees and the stone writing table behind his home, but only because of what they mean TO and FOR him and his family; his appreciation is not an end in itself. This is manifested pervasively; whether he's describing his children running into the house proudly shouldering dozens of garden snakes, walking us through the elaborate rituals of setting fire to a pile of brush or finding a most surprising and amazing metaphor regarding earthworms in a poem titled "Sex," Kinnell is always finding what the Earth allows us to say. The longest poem in this collection, "Pulling A Nail" is also its best. In reading it, Kinnell challenges our patience as the speaker of the poem spends quite a few pages describing the intricate processes of pulling a nail from a piece of wood which his father had hammered there decades before. Kinnell tells us that towards the end, "the poem opens up," and he is true to his word. Kinnell is a master and is required reading for any serious poet or any lover of grounded and accessible poets who manage to astonish and craze using simply an attuned ear, a sensitive eye, and an exquisite taste for language.
Rexfire
This is the first book of Kinnell's I've read and I'm very very impressed. Before I even mention the poems themselves, one MUST listen to the CD of Kinnell reading the poems in this volume that comes with the book. On many occasions, the two differ in small and large ways and it makes for an excellent study into Kinnell's careful choices.
There isn't a single poem in this collection lacking a line, a word, a phrase, and image, or a notice that inspired my awe. In terms of content, the poems in this collection are mostly pastoral and bound up in the doings of the natural world. But unlike say, a poet like Mary Oliver, who I like and respect very much, Kinnell's elaborate attention to nature always sees something beyond, into the human. He is inspired by the trees and the stone writing table behind his home, but only because of what they mean TO and FOR him and his family; his appreciation is not an end in itself. This is manifested pervasively; whether he's describing his children running into the house proudly shouldering dozens of garden snakes, walking us through the elaborate rituals of setting fire to a pile of brush or finding a most surprising and amazing metaphor regarding earthworms in a poem titled "Sex," Kinnell is always finding what the Earth allows us to say. The longest poem in this collection, "Pulling A Nail" is also its best. In reading it, Kinnell challenges our patience as the speaker of the poem spends quite a few pages describing the intricate processes of pulling a nail from a piece of wood which his father had hammered there decades before. Kinnell tells us that towards the end, "the poem opens up," and he is true to his word. Kinnell is a master and is required reading for any serious poet or any lover of grounded and accessible poets who manage to astonish and craze using simply an attuned ear, a sensitive eye, and an exquisite taste for language.
Cordaron
"The book's title derives from Walt Whitman's Last Invocation: Strong is your hold O mortal flesh, / Strong is your hold O love. In 2000, Galway Kinnell, another poet who draws from life, wrote in the preface to "A New Selected Poems": "For many years, I have felt exasperated by my intractable habit of working at certain poems again and again, over long spans of time. But in recent years I have come to accept that, at least in the case of a complex project, this is simply how I write. It makes me think of the digestive process of a Methuselah-ian ruminant animal, one with many many stomachs, that chews its cud for decades (though I don't want to carry this analogy to its logical alimentary end)." This is a typically earthy expression from a writer who, in the exuberant poem "The Bear," evoked a poetic alter ego stalking with knives in his fists and subsisting on "bear blood alone."

Galway Kinnell has been a MacArthur Fellow and the state poet of Vermont. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and has published several books of translations, including the poetry of Francois Villon and Rainer Maria Rilke. 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.

My best friend introduced me to Galway Kinnell with the poem 'The Bear' and I fell in love with this poet. 'Strong Is Your Hold' is the eleventh book of poems by Galway Kinnell. The New York Times has called him a true master poet of his generation. Included also is 'When the Towers Fell', a requiem for those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. This book of poems is so special to me. It speaks of relationships; family, lovers, father and child, man and wife, sister and brother, friends, and heroes.

There are 24 remarkable poems in the set and one poem for the ages that will forever stand on its own, 'When The Towers Fall'. The last stanza speaks to me as no others about our fellow man and that terrible day;

In our minds the glassy blocks succumb over and over
slamming down floor by floor into themselves
blowing up as if in reverse, exploding.

downward and rolling downward'
the way, in the days of the gods, a god
might rage through the streets, overtaking the fleeing

As each tower goes down, it concentrates
into itself transforms itself
infinitely slowly into a black hole

infinitesimally small: mass
without space, where each light
each life, put out, lies down within us.

and my favorite poem 'Promissory Note'

If I die before you
which is all but certain
then in the moment
before you will see me
become someone dead
in a transformation
as quick as a shooting Star
I will cross over into you
and ask you too carry
not only your memories
but mine too until you
too lie down and erase us
both together into oblivion.

"He uses spare, natural imagery to explore death and tragedy, as in the solemn ''When the Towers Fell.'' For enthusiasts with Google-era attention spans, Strong Is Your Hold includes a CD of the professorially voiced poet reading the entire collection." EW

'Strong Is Your Hold' is a book of poems to be revered and to read often. It is to be rejoiced, and to remember our relationships as no others. This is a testament to a man who can put into words those feelings that surface when we truly love. Highly Recommended.
prisrob 1/17/06
Cordaron
"The book's title derives from Walt Whitman's Last Invocation: Strong is your hold O mortal flesh, / Strong is your hold O love. In 2000, Galway Kinnell, another poet who draws from life, wrote in the preface to "A New Selected Poems": "For many years, I have felt exasperated by my intractable habit of working at certain poems again and again, over long spans of time. But in recent years I have come to accept that, at least in the case of a complex project, this is simply how I write. It makes me think of the digestive process of a Methuselah-ian ruminant animal, one with many many stomachs, that chews its cud for decades (though I don't want to carry this analogy to its logical alimentary end)." This is a typically earthy expression from a writer who, in the exuberant poem "The Bear," evoked a poetic alter ego stalking with knives in his fists and subsisting on "bear blood alone."

Galway Kinnell has been a MacArthur Fellow and the state poet of Vermont. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and has published several books of translations, including the poetry of Francois Villon and Rainer Maria Rilke. 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.

My best friend introduced me to Galway Kinnell with the poem 'The Bear' and I fell in love with this poet. 'Strong Is Your Hold' is the eleventh book of poems by Galway Kinnell. The New York Times has called him a true master poet of his generation. Included also is 'When the Towers Fell', a requiem for those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. This book of poems is so special to me. It speaks of relationships; family, lovers, father and child, man and wife, sister and brother, friends, and heroes.

There are 24 remarkable poems in the set and one poem for the ages that will forever stand on its own, 'When The Towers Fall'. The last stanza speaks to me as no others about our fellow man and that terrible day;

In our minds the glassy blocks succumb over and over
slamming down floor by floor into themselves
blowing up as if in reverse, exploding.

downward and rolling downward'
the way, in the days of the gods, a god
might rage through the streets, overtaking the fleeing

As each tower goes down, it concentrates
into itself transforms itself
infinitely slowly into a black hole

infinitesimally small: mass
without space, where each light
each life, put out, lies down within us.

and my favorite poem 'Promissory Note'

If I die before you
which is all but certain
then in the moment
before you will see me
become someone dead
in a transformation
as quick as a shooting Star
I will cross over into you
and ask you too carry
not only your memories
but mine too until you
too lie down and erase us
both together into oblivion.

"He uses spare, natural imagery to explore death and tragedy, as in the solemn ''When the Towers Fell.'' For enthusiasts with Google-era attention spans, Strong Is Your Hold includes a CD of the professorially voiced poet reading the entire collection." EW

'Strong Is Your Hold' is a book of poems to be revered and to read often. It is to be rejoiced, and to remember our relationships as no others. This is a testament to a man who can put into words those feelings that surface when we truly love. Highly Recommended.
prisrob 1/17/06
SoSok
First off, a disclosure: I LOVE Galway Kinnell. I bought a copy of "Body Rags" in the early 1968 and "The Book of Nightmares" in 1973, and Everything since. This man speaks to me like no other poet.
"Strong is Your Hold" does not disappoint. The works are strong, vibrant and alive. As an added bonus, the book contains a cd of Mr. Kinnell reading his own works. How good is that?
I recommend Galway Kinnell to everyone who loves the written word. His work is both easy to read and incredibly powerful. If you have never read his work, this is as good a starting point as any. If you have, add this one to your collection. Pour a glass of wine or a cup of tea, sit by the fire or on the beach or in a coffee shop, and drink him in. You will be changed.
SoSok
First off, a disclosure: I LOVE Galway Kinnell. I bought a copy of "Body Rags" in the early 1968 and "The Book of Nightmares" in 1973, and Everything since. This man speaks to me like no other poet.
"Strong is Your Hold" does not disappoint. The works are strong, vibrant and alive. As an added bonus, the book contains a cd of Mr. Kinnell reading his own works. How good is that?
I recommend Galway Kinnell to everyone who loves the written word. His work is both easy to read and incredibly powerful. If you have never read his work, this is as good a starting point as any. If you have, add this one to your collection. Pour a glass of wine or a cup of tea, sit by the fire or on the beach or in a coffee shop, and drink him in. You will be changed.
Arakus
Beautiful in their directness and clarity, the poems in this volume are nothing to be afraid of. Very accessible by any reader.
Arakus
Beautiful in their directness and clarity, the poems in this volume are nothing to be afraid of. Very accessible by any reader.
Error parents
I lost my copy and wanted another. Ordering it, I decided that my friend needed a copy, too. The poems are wonderful, and listening to Kinnell read his own work--perhaps from memory? sometimes the words he says are not exactly what's on the page--is glorious!
Error parents
I lost my copy and wanted another. Ordering it, I decided that my friend needed a copy, too. The poems are wonderful, and listening to Kinnell read his own work--perhaps from memory? sometimes the words he says are not exactly what's on the page--is glorious!
Thiama
Superb small book on beautiful paper with author reading with fine voice on CD.
Thiama
Superb small book on beautiful paper with author reading with fine voice on CD.
Dodo
This may be one of the most beautiful poetry collections I have ever had the fortune of coming across and now adding to my extensive library.
Dodo
This may be one of the most beautiful poetry collections I have ever had the fortune of coming across and now adding to my extensive library.