The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry - Galway Kinnell, Anne Sexton, Philip Levine, Irving Feldman, and John Hollander Summary & Analysis

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Galway Kinnell, Anne Sexton, Philip Levine, Irving Feldman, and John Hollander Summary

Galway Kinnell hopes that in his life he may witness the death of the self and the rebirth of a self that is more open and related to nature. His early works were about the 'closed ego,' and his later poems were about the 'domestic self.' He used expressive rhythms to convey his messages in his works. He has traveled widely and made his living by teaching and giving poetry readings. His poetry has received several awards. His poems in this section include "Vapor Trail Reflected in the Frog Pond," "Last Songs," "The Bear," "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps," "The Man Splitting Wood in the Daybreak," "The Vow," and "The Man on the Hotel Room Bed."

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