Galway Kinnell: Bearer of Witness

Photo accompanied Emilie Stigliani's story.

Glenn Russell of Burlington Free Press caught Vermont's poet laureate Galway Kinnell as he hugged his son Fergus at the end a celebration of Kinnell's work at the statehouse in Montpelier August 7, 2014. He died yesterday at his home in Sheffield at 87.

Kinnell bore witness through his poems and his actions, supporting the peace movement, freedom of expression, the environment and civil rights.