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"Poets," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." We turn to them to express what is best in us, to give us words during weddings, funerals, and all the important occasions that shape our lives. This memorial site was created to honor and remember poets whose words continue to inspire, and whose legacies live on in their poetry.
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2/1/1927 - 10/28/2014

Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet Galway Kinnell

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — 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 at age 87. Kinnell's wife, Bobbie Bristol, said he died Tuesday afternoon at their home in Sheffield, Vermont. He had leukemia. Among the most celebrated poets of his time, he won the Pulitzer and National Book Award for the 1982 release "Selected Poems" and later...
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