Galway Kinnell: from The Book of Nightmares

Assemblage: English 495 “Topics in English: Computers and Composition” Summer 1989

I had heard Kinnell read from The Book of Nightmares when I was an undergraduate at Michigan State. It was as close to a genuine religious experience as I have had. In my head, 50 years later, I can still hear his voice at the end of the book: “The wages of dying are love.”