Galway Kinnell reading with his grandchildren in Ashfield, MA

A year ago, Paris Press was privileged to host Galway Kinnell reading his poems at Saint John's Church in Ashfield, our hometown. It was an extraordinary afternoon of poetry. During the reading, Galway recited poems from the past and offered new work. He also treated the audience to a recitation of Yeats, while his grandchildren recited Keats and Shelley. It was a heart-filled event. After the poetry reading, Galway signed books at the Curtis House next door, where Gloria Pacosa served a summer feast -- all in support of Paris Press. Many thanks to Galway Kinnell and his family, to St. John's Church, and to Dave Gold for recording this magical event. Nearly thirteen months later, listening to this recording makes it clear that Galway's reading was a highlight of the year.