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In my quest to return to serious reading and thinking about poetry as an art form, I dug up this gem of a collection. It is not what I expected, which was a lighthearted, folksy, '70s-style reminiscence about the 'new' poets of that era getting back to the land, embracing wholistic, organic lifestyles and penning humorous lyrics about their experiences. Instead, it is a very serious discussion about craft, some of which is entirely scholarly in nature, from Kumin and other lettered luminaries of...more
Maxine Kumin's 17th poetry collection, published in the spring of 2010, is Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010. Her awards include the Pulitzer and Ruth Lilly Poetry Prizes, the Poets’ Prize, and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost Medals. A former US poet laureate, she and her husband lived on a farm in New Hampshire. Maxine Kumin passed away in 2014.More about Maxine Kumin...