Leland Kinsey

11 months ago by in Friday, Poetry

Leland Kinsey

Leland Kinsey was born and raised on a farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where his ancestors settled in the early 1800s. He has published six collections of poetry, and, with Vermont’s Green Writers Press, released his latest book, Galvanized: New and Selected Poems. This collection of Kinsey’s life work ranges from the author’s home in the rugged mountains of northern Vermont to the towering stone lighthouses and highlands of his ancestors’ Scotland. Galvanized includes work from seven previous, acclaimed works, as well as thirteen new poems. In language so exact and powerful it appears to be galvanized itself, Kinsey, whom Edward Hoagland called “the genuine article,” carries us deep into human history and the natural world that he knows so intimately. Sandy Atkins of The Hardwick Gazette calls it “a valuable collection of local and far-ranging impressions of one acute observer of people and nature.”