boxofdelights: (Default)
[personal profile] boxofdelights
Maxine Kumin died this year. I didn't know that. She is not mentioned in The Oxford Book of American Poetry, Chosen and Edited by David Lehman. Was she not highly regarded?

I started reading her poems and essays when I was new to living in the country, new to having a horse to take care of and a dog to train, new to the post-hole digger and the fencing pliers, to thinking about drainage, to making compost. Maxine Kumin wrote poems about these things that made me say yes, that.

The Excrement Poem

(no subject)

Date: 2014-04-19 07:17 am (UTC)
wordweaverlynn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wordweaverlynn
I certainly regard her highly. However, the reprint rights for poems can be complicated. Maybe that's why she's not represented.

Profile

boxofdelights: (Default)
boxofdelights

January 2015

S M T W T F S
    1 2 3
456 78910
111213 14151617
1819 202122 2324
2526 2728293031

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags