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TITLE: Poetry Readings from Galway Kinnell and David Tucker
SPEAKER: Galway Kinnell, David Tucker
EVENT DATE: 2006/10/12
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 63 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The Library of Congress 2006 Literary season continued with poetry readings from poets Galway Kinnell and David Tucker.
Speaker Biography: Kinnell is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University. His forthcoming book of poetry, "Strong is Your Hold," is due in November. His "Selected Poems" (Houghton Mifflin) won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1982. Another poetry volume "A New Selected Poems" (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) was a finalist for the National Book Award. It is to include "When the Towers Fell," a poem about lives lost in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Kinnell is a former MacArthur fellow and was the Vermont state poet from 1989 to 1993.
Speaker Biography: Journalist and poet Tucker studied poetry with Donald Hall and Robert Hayden and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In 2005, Tucker's first volume of poetry, "Late for Work," won a Bakeless Literary Prize from Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. According to the publisher, Houghton Mifflin, "'Late for Work' follows reporters jostling for headlines, evoking the gritty glamour of the newsroom in wry, poignant poems." Tucker has worked for 28 years at leading newspapers and is a member of the New Jersey Star-Ledger team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.