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Up Country: Poems of New England, New and Selected

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Hardcover, 83 pages
Published January 1st 1972 by Harper & Row
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Kayla
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
First read, two stars, second read three, now a four. That might be my definition of good poetry: what looks simple at first glance needs more time.


Beans

Having planted
that seven mile plot
He came to love it
More than he had wanted.
His own sweat
Sweetened it.
Standing pat
On his shadow
Hoeing every noon
it came to pass
In a summer long gone
That Thoreau
Made the earth say beans
Instead of grass.

You, my gardener
Setting foot
Among the weeds
That stubbornly reroot
Have raised me up
Into hellos
Expansive as
Those e
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Dec 30, 2008 marked it as to-read
Anne Sexton titled this book for Maxine Kumin. Therefore, I am obligated to read it.
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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.