Where I Live: New and Selected Poems, 1990-2010

Where I Live: New and Selected Poems, 1990-2010

by Maxine Kumin
     
 

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"The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."—Booklist
A landmark collection celebrating the remarkable range of Maxine Kumin, one of America’s greatest living poets. Where I Live gathers poems from five previous books, together with twenty-three new poems that pay homage to Kumin’s farm life

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"The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."—Booklist
A landmark collection celebrating the remarkable range of Maxine Kumin, one of America’s greatest living poets. Where I Live gathers poems from five previous books, together with twenty-three new poems that pay homage to Kumin’s farm life and to poets of the past.

Editorial Reviews

David Kirby
…deeply satisfying…Kumin's casual mastery of beat and rhyme suggest her debt to the poets who preceded her. As Emerson knew, poetry is not a terminus but a journey toward a destination never reached—it's the journey that counts. Poems like "Looking Back in My Eighty-First Year" unroll with a deceptive smoothness that brings to mind Freeman Dyson's description of the Nobelist Paul Dirac's papers on quantum mechanics: "Exquisitely carved marble statues falling out of the sky, one after another."
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393339680
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Pages:
233
Sales rank:
754,060
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Maxine Kumin (1925—2014), a former U.S. poet laureate, was the author of nineteen poetry collections as well as numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. Her awards included the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the Poet’s Prize, and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost medals.

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