Bringing Together — Maxine Kumin, W. Early years[ edit ] Born Maxine Winokur in Philadelphiathe daughter of Jewish parents, she attended a Catholic kindergarten and primary school.
In my heart, a scatter like milkweed, a flinging from the pods of the soul.
She also held appointments as a visiting lecturer and poet in residence at many American colleges and universities. The work of both poets shows a close attention to the details of New England rural life. A delightful gift for all who love this region, it is also a fine collection of new and selected pastoral poems by a poet whose work has been widely published and praised.
In June she married Victor Kumin, an engineering consultant; they had three children, two daughters and a son. Shall I say how it is in your clothes? Crane Web Design Studio - Together with fellow-poet Carolyn Kizershe first served on and then resigned from the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poetsan act that galvanized the movement for opening this august body to broader representation by women and minorities.
The Anatomy of a Recovery Kumin served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress now poet laureate consultant in poetry from to and poet laureate of New Hampshire from to Themes of loyalty, longevity, and recovery appear here, along with poems addressing the eminent dead: This collection charts the growth of one of our major artists and provides for all who know and love her work the best she has to offer.
These deeply personal, always political poems blend myth and modernity, fecundity and death, and the violence and tenderness of humankind. She has also been likened to Elizabeth Bishop because of her commitment to meticulous observation.
Norton New York, NYSelected Poems, - Gathered from nine collections representing three decades of work, these poems—newly available here in a rich and varied volume—celebrate the growth of a major artist.
The marketing claim that it is somehow more merciful is undercut by the final lines and the reference to the lives lost in the gas chambers of the Holocaust. The Privilege and The Nightmare Factory address issues of Jewish identity and family and of love between men and women.
Kumin again demonstrated her ability to buck genre constraints in her animal-rights mystery Quit Monks or Die! A Book of Animal Poems, Small and Largealso reflect her love of family and the natural world. He died down in the everbearing roses. I think of myself as a Jewish Calvinist, you know, salvation through grace, grace through good works and working is good, just that simple.
After graduating from Radcliffe College A. They brought down the marigolds as a matter of course and then took over the vegetable patch nipping the broccoli shoots, beheading the carrots. Her insistence on order is notable. On first reading, Woodchucks is an almost cartoonish tale of farmer vs.
In And Short the Season, her stunning last collection, she muses on mortality:Maxine Kumin (née Winokur) was born to a Reform Jewish family in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
She attended Catholic and public schools before earning a BA and MA from Radcliffe College and married Victor Kumin in while still a student, and she would have two daughters and a son. InKumin published Selected Poems, Gathered from nine collections representing three decades of work, these poems - newly available in a rich and varied volume celebrate the growth of a major artist.
Since the publication of her first book of poetry, Halfway, Maxine Kumin has been powerfully and fruitfully engaged in the "stuff of. Get this from a library! Selected poems, [Maxine Kumin].
Morning Swim, by Maxine Kumin - Poem of Poetry A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, (Poetry and Literature, Library of Congress). Selected Poems –, W. W. Norton,ISBNcloth; paper; New York Times notable book of the year Maxine Kumin (17 May ).
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