STILLWATER, Okla. – A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work has been called “thoughtful and appealing” will lecture at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Oklahoma State University.

Galway Kinnell, chancellor of The Academy of American Poets, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “New Selected Poems.”

The 80-year-old poet’s work also includes “What a Kingdom it Was,” “Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock,” “Body Rags,” “The Book of Nightmares,” “Mortal Acts, Mortal Words,” “When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone,” and “Imperfect Thirst.” In 2000, “New Selected Poems” was a finalist for the National Book Award. Kinnell’s most recent work is “Strong is Your Hold.” Publishers Weekly described the book as “thoughtful and appealing.”

Kinnell is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University and divides his time between New York and Vermont. He attended Princeton University and the University of Rochester.

The lecture is free and open to the public at French Lounge in the OSU Student Union. To learn more phone (405) 744-9474 or visit . The poetry reading is part of the OSU Arts and Sciences Humanities and Fine Arts Lecture Series.