Walking Down the Stairs

Selections from Interviews
Galway Kinnell
Collects Kinnell's thoughts about poetry


From Walking Down the Stairs:

To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment. In no other art can we do that directly in words. That may be why so many people are writing poetry. They want to say what it is for them to live now. Poets are not, as they used to be, a special breed, set apart.

"[Kinnell's] commitment to relation—between poetry and everything else, between the poet and everyone else—makes this collection of interviews crucial reading for anyone interested in the survival of healthy literature."
The Iowa Review

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  • 5-1/4 x 8.
  • 128pp.
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  • Paper
  • 1978
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  • 978-0-472-52530-0

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