Galway Kinnell is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Book of Nightmares, When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone, and Imperfect Thirst. He has published books of translations, including the poems of Francois Villon and Rainer Marie Rilke. His latest collection is Strong is Your Hold. Galway Kinnell has been a MacAuthur Fellow and State Poet of Vermont. Books of his have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He taught for many years at New York University, where he was Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing. He lives in Vermont and New York City.