- Associated Press - Sunday, July 20, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The former poet laureate for Vermont - Galway Kinnell - will be honored at the Statehouse next month.

A reception and readings of Kinnell’s poems by other poets will be held on Thursday Aug. 7 at 3 p.m.

The free event is open to the public.

Kinnell has lived and worked in Sheffield for more than 50 years.

Kinnell won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He was poet laureate for Vermont from 1989 to 1993.

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