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Kinnell, Kumin to headline October 2 poetry reading

Galway Kinnell
Galway Kinnell

Maxine Kumin
Maxine Kumin

"The Breath of Parted Lips: A Benefit Poetry Reading" will be held in Baker Library's Carpenter Hall on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. The free event features Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Galway Kinnell and Maxine Kumin and 13 other poets from Vermont and New Hampshire, all contributors to the collection, The Breath of Parted Lips, Volume II (2004).

The reading is sponsored by Dartmouth's Creative Writing Program and the Frost Place, a Robert Frost museum and center for the arts located in Franconia, N.H., on the farm Frost owned and lived on from 1915 to 1920.

Kinnell won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his 1980 collection, Selected Poems. In 2000, his New Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is currently a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets and resides in Sheffield, Vt.

Kumin received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Up Country: Poems of New England. A resident of Warner, N.H., she has published 15 books of poetry including her most recent, Jack and Other New Poems (2005). She is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

Copies of The Breath of Parted Lips will be on sale at the event, with all proceeds going to The Frost Place. Donations to the Frost Place will also be accepted. For further information contact Parker Towle at (603) 444-9066.

By JOEL AALBERTS

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Last Updated: 12/17/08