Books by Maxine Kumin and Complete Book Reviews

Maxine Kumin. Norton, $24.95 (112p) ISBN 978-0-393-24100-6
There’s a brightness to Kumin’s posthumously released collection (after Where I Live) that makes it hard to believe the Pulitzer winner and former U.S. poet laureate passed away recently at age 88. Across her body of work, exquisite pastorals of her
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Maxine Kumin, Author . Norton $21 (118p) ISBN 978-0-393-04351-8
Distinguished poet Kumin (Connecting the Dots, etc.), who has found inspiration in her rural life on a New Hampshire horse farm, garnered critical praise and respectable sales last year with her prose memoir, Inside the Halo and Beyond: Anatomy of a
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Maxine Kumin, Author Story Line Press $19.95 (192p) ISBN 978-1-885266-77-4
Here's a genuine sleeper: a small book from a nonprofit literary press ostensibly about the subject of animal rights, which turns out to be one of the best mysteries of the year. Of course, it helps that Kumin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Up...
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Maxine Kumin, Author W. W. Norton & Company $25 (299p) ISBN 978-0-393-03655-8
``You cannot make even a modest living writing poems, but you can keep body and soul together nicely by reading them out loud to people.'' Poet, essayist and fiction writer Kumin ( Looking for Luck ) recounts one of her ``po-biz'' journeys in one of
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Maxine Kumin, Author Viking Books $17.95 (80p) ISBN 978-0-670-82438-0
In her ninth volume of poetry, Kumin warns of impending eco-catastrophe and summons up nurturing, conservationist instincts that might yet save us. She observes the rituals of Antarctic birds, warns reindeer against eating radioactive wastes and...
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Maxine Kumin, Author W. W. Norton & Company $18.95 (86p) ISBN 978-0-393-03962-7
The process referred to in the title--and final--poem of Kumin's 11th collection is the ability to take care of one's business, personal and metaphysical. Here, the poet is aware that her grown children, on their visits home, gently assess her...
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Maxine Kumin, Author Viking Books $16.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-670-81431-2
Living on the land and working with animals has provided inspiration and a special sense of place for Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kumin. On their New Hampshire hill farm, she and her husband have cleared woodland for pasture, tended livestock, made...
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Maxine Kumin, Author . Norton $23.95 (95p) ISBN 978-0-393-06549-7
New England rural life, the daily headlines, old age and a Jewish-American childhood are the four topics around which the latest poems from Kumin (Jack and other New Poems ) weave their likable, confident way. The much-revered, prolific New...
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Maxine Kumin, Author Ontario Review Press $12.95 (299p) ISBN 978-0-86538-084-4
A collection of thematically linked pieces inspired by the author's life in rural New Hampshire. (Apr.)
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Maxine Kumin, Author W. W. Norton & Company $21.95 (96p) ISBN 978-0-393-05766-9
New England farm life, modern American history, Jewish identity and a quietly vibrant feminist consciousness provide themes and structure for this gathering of poems from a long and distinguished career. Kumin's previous publications include memoirs,
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Maxine Kumin, Author W. W. Norton & Company $17.95 (94p) ISBN 978-0-393-03085-3
From a marketplace in Bangkok to the fields of New Hampshire, from recollections of her own childhood (``--I at age four with my darling nuns, / with Sister Elizabeth, Sister Ann, / am offered to Jesus, the Jewish child- / next-door'') to...
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Maxine Kumin, Author W. W. Norton & Company $27.5 (294p) ISBN 978-0-393-04073-9
Testifying to the generous contribution that Kumin's perceptive, distinctive voice has made to contemporary American poetry, this balanced volume traces 30 years of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize winner's work. Drawn from 10 collections (the dates of which
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Maxine Kumin, Author W. W. Norton & Company $21.95 (206p) ISBN 978-0-393-04900-8
A skilled horsewoman and lifelong athlete, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kumin (Quit Monks or Die!) was 73 in July 1998 when a riding accident left her with two broken vertebrae in her neck. Although 95% of such injuries are fatal, Kumin survived--only
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Maxine Kumin, Author . Norton $23.95 (112p) ISBN 978-0-393-05956-4
This 14th outing from Kumin (The Long Marriage ) focuses on three subjects the poet knows well: first, the fauna (wild and domestic) in and around her New Hampshire farm; second, the troubles and lessons of advancing age; third, large-scale...
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Maxine Kumin, Author, Liz Rosenberg, Editor, Pamela Zagarenski, Illustrator , illus. by Pamela Zagarenski. Houghton $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-50753-5
Kumin (The Microscope ; Up Country , for adults) returns to children's lit with 19 poems that rove from whimsically anthropomorphic to factually accurate. Arranged by the size of the creature described, the first 10 poems—featuring tiny...
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Maxine Kumin, illus. by Elliott Gilbert. Seven Stories/Triangle Square (Random, dist.), $21.95 (160p) ISBN 978-1-60980-518-0
Eleven-year-old Lizzie is as candid about the diving accident that left her paralyzed as she is about the fact that "My father was a sperm from a sperm bank in California that specializes in sperm from very intelligent men." Living with her...
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Maxine Kumin, Author, Arnold Lobel, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $2.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-443136-1
A charming and accurate verse about Anton Leeuwenhoek, inventor of the microscope. A Reading Rainbow selection. Ages 48. (May)
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Maxine Kumin, illus. by Barry Moser. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-59643-439-4
Harry the horse is not a looker ("His ears were long and his neck was short"), he's mischievous and dexterous, and he has a knack for calming the show horses that share the barn with him. All runs smoothly until Algernon Adams the Third, "at the age
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Maxine Kumin and Anne Sexton, illus. by Keren Katz. Triangle Square, $18.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-60980-875-4
Comic fairy tales are tricky to pull off, but this one, originally published in 1975 by poets Kumin and Sexton, hits no false notes. Drought and attendant curses have beset the town of Drocknock—“Twenty cows had disappeared from farmer Macadoo’s...
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