Twenty years ago, a few friends and I piled into an old car and drove up to the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at a little CT town to see one of the titans of American poetry read. The night transformed me, and those friendships, in ways hard to put into words.
Now Galway Kinnell has died, after a long and rich life. He and his thundering voice will be missed.
Here is a link, from the Poetry Foundation, to one of his best poems.