Review: STRONG IS YOUR HOLD by Galway Kinnell

On The Borderline

by David Kirby for NY Times Books

strong.gif“Strong is whose hold? Walt Whitman answers the question posed by the title of Galway Kinnell’s latest book of poems (his first collection of new work in more than a decade) in an 1871 poem called “The Last Invocation,” the concluding lines of which say, “Strong is your hold O mortal flesh” and “Strong is your hold O love.”

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