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Kumin, Maxine 1925-2014

Overview
Works: 244 works in 536 publications in 1 language and 26,328 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Picture books  Stories in rhyme  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Performer, Signer, Editor
Classifications: PS3521.U638, 811.54
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Selected poems, 1960-1990 by Maxine Kumin( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered from nine collections representing three decades of work, these poems - newly available in a rich and varied volume celebrate the growth of a major artist. Since the publication of her first book of poetry, Halfway, Maxine Kumin has been powerfully and fruitfully engaged in the "stuff of life that matters": family, friendship, the bond between the human and natural world, and the themes of loss and survival
Looking for luck : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a marketplace in Bangkok to the fields of New Hampshire, from recollections of her own childhood to celebrations of an infant grandson, Kumin stakes her far-flung claims with authority in her tenth book of poetry.--Publishers Weekly
Up country : poems of New England, new and selected by Maxine Kumin( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems about the inner and outer realities of creatures, plants, houses, lovers, and others in the New England landscape
The long approach : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-one poems under the headings: In the family--Out there--On the farm
The microscope by Maxine Kumin( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates in rhyme the famous Dutch scientist's penchant for viewing things with a microscope, through which he made remarkable observations
Our ground time here will be brief by Maxine Kumin( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In deep : country essays by Maxine Kumin( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays previously published in various magazines and in the author's To Make A Prairie
The retrieval system : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What color is Caesar? by Maxine Kumin( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar sets out to discover if he is a white dog with black spots or a black dog with white spots, but asking other black and white creatures only confuses him further
Connecting the dots : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these new poems, her eleventh collection, Maxine Kumin expands on the themes that have engaged her most strongly. Family connections resurface as she imagines a letter to her mother, long dead, or assesses the shift of responsibility between generations (" ... they still love us who overtake us"). Her dialogue with the natural world - especially with the narrow divide between human and animal - continues, most notably in "Deja Vu", where she pays homage to her personal totem, the bear. Change and the things that never change attract Kumin's attention equally. Whether chronicling the bounty of summer, the cycle of seasons, or memories of youthful parties and lost friends, her voice is wise, clear, and compelling
The long marriage : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her near-fatal accident, chronicled in her remarkable memoir, Inside the Halo and Beyond, Maxine Kumin feared that poetry might have "deserted" her. This luminous, reflective collection proves her wrong, and it is a special cause for celebration. Themes of loyalty, longevity, and recovery appear here, and in a series of poems Kumin finds inspiration in addressing other poets, especially the eminent dead: "Skinnydipping with Wordsworth," "Imagining Marianne Moore in a Butterfly Garden," "Rilke Revisited." Especially intimate and poignant are poems about Anne Sexton, "Three Dreams After a Suicide." Finally, nature, both directly and metaphorically, continues to engage Kumin. "Inescapably," she says, "many poems come up out of the earth I live on and tend to."
Oh, Harry! by Maxine Kumin( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry the Horse excels at calming skittish equines in Adams & Son's show-horse barn, but he faces a different challenge when mischievous six-year-old Algernon Adams the Third arrives
Where I live : new & selected poems, 1990-2010 by Maxine Kumin( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where I Live is a collection celebrating the remarkable poetic range of one of America's greatest living poets. Where I Live gathers poems from Maxine Kumin's five previous books. The poems take as their concern rural life, family, and poetic legacy, and they wrestle with political and social causes. Also included is a generous selection of twenty-three new poems, which expand upon themes that have preoccupied Kumin and bring her record of poetic mastery up to the present." "Kumin's rare kinship with the natural world is again seen in this collection."--Jacket
House, bridge, fountain, gate by Maxine Kumin( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And short the season : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A poet of piercing revelations and arresting imagery, Kumin is 'unforgettable, indispensable' (New York Times Book Review). In And Short the Season she muses on mortality: her own and that of the earth. Always deeply personal, always political, these poems blend myth and modernity, fecundity and death, and the violence and tenderness of humankind."--Publisher's description
Why can't we live together like civilized human beings? : Stories by Maxine Kumin( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack and other new poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maxine Kumin's fifteenth collection contains many new examples of her signature pastoral poems: in the comic "Seven Caveats in May," her dog puts a bear up a tree. "Fox on His Back" paints winter's "long nights shy of melt," with perhaps the same "brown and pregnant bear / leafwrapped like an old cigar." But she also explores darker themes: the onset of war, threats to our civil liberties and to the environment, the bitter feuding of brothers, Ulysses S. Grant's little-known Jew Order. Loved animals die or disappear, and poems that question "where any of us is going" reveal a heightened awareness of her own mortality in this, her eightieth year. With death the central theme, poems of the body and praise songs for beloved animals explore how memory consoles and haunts."--Jacket
Still to mow : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The designated heir by Maxine Kumin( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxine Kumin by Maxine Kumin( Recording )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxine Kumin reads a selection of her poetry
 
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Selected poems, 1960-1990
Alternative Names
Kumin, Maxine, 1925-

Kumin, Maxine W.

Kumin, Maxine W. 1925-

Kumin, Maxine Winokur 1925-2014

Maxine Kumin Amerikaans dichteres (1925-2014)

Maxine Kumin amerikansk författare och poet

Maxine Kumin amerikansk skribent og poet

Maxine Kumin poetessa e scrittrice statunitense

Winokur, Maxine 1925-2014

Μαξίν Κούμιν

クーミン, マキシン

玛克辛·库敏

Languages
English (204)

Covers
Looking for luck : poemsWhat color is Caesar?Connecting the dots : poemsThe long marriage : poemsOh, Harry!Where I live : new & selected poems, 1990-2010Jack and other new poemsStill to mow : poems