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Remembering Galway Kinnell

Alden Pellett
Poet Galway Kinnell was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Poet Galway Kinnell died on Tuesday of leukemia at his home in Sheffield. He had been described as a writer with the ability to flesh out music, raise the spirits and break the heart. He said he discovered the music in language in the rhythm of his mother’s Irish accent. In his career, Kinnell won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

We listen back to an interview with Galway Kinnell that was recorded in 2009.

Also on the program, it’s time for another installment of Dorothy’s List, our monthly book club for kids based on books nominated for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher children’s book award. This time we go to South Burlington, where all three fifth grade classes at the Rick Marcotte Central School have been reading “Salt” by Helen Frost.

Plus, we reach into our virtual mailbag to read some of our listeners’ comments.

Broadcast live on Monday, November 3 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.