Leland Kinsey

Leland Kinsey (1950 – 2016) was posthumously named the “Poet Laureate of the Northeast Kingdom.” During his lifetime, he wrote and published seven poetry collections. His final book, which he finished during his last months, is entitled Last Correspondence. Much of his poetry reflects a strong sense of the hardscrabble farm life that he grew up with and knew well – the backbreaking labor as well as the beauty of the landscape and wildlife of this region. His writing also encompassed his travels, in places as varied as Labrador and Kenya (the setting for his 2004 collection, In the Rain Shadow).

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