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Kumin, Maxine 1925-2014

Overview
Works: 280 works in 634 publications in 1 language and 27,270 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Picture books  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories in rhyme  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Signer, Other
Classifications: PS3521.U638, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Maxine Kumin
 
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Most widely held works by Maxine Kumin
Selected poems, 1960-1990 by Maxine Kumin( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,084 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 )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the most accomplished American poets, as well as a seasoned New Englander, world traveler, accomplished horsewoman, and bemused veteran of the poetry reading circuit, Kumin demonstrates that she is an avowed believer in the daily poetry that is life. Kumin's observant, affirmative poems vividly capture the active round of her days and travels. ISBN 0-393-03085-7: $17.95
Up country : poems of New England, new and selected by Maxine Kumin( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these rich, lyrical poems Maxine Kumin brings her perceptive eye and imagination to the contemplation of the natural world. As she reflects on both the power and the solace of nature, Kumin explores our relationship with it and with one another. Familiar themes of loss and survival and of pastoral strength are illuminated anew in this fine collection
The long approach : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 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 retrieval system : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In deep : country essays by Maxine Kumin( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays previously published in various magazines and in the author's To Make A Prairie
Our ground time here will be brief by Maxine Kumin( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gathering of new and selected poems, the Pulitzer Prize winner of 1974, triumphantly demonstrates the craft and versatility that have made her a major figure in American letters
The long marriage : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 666 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."
The microscope by Maxine Kumin( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 665 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
What color is Caesar? by Maxine Kumin( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 634 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
The complete poems by Anne Sexton( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects all the poems from the late confessional poet's ten books as well as eight previously uncollected poems, revealing in one volume Sexton's daring openness, language, and emotional honesty
House, bridge, fountain, gate by Maxine Kumin( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where I live : new & selected poems, 1990-2010 by Maxine Kumin( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 629 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
Oh, Harry! by Maxine Kumin( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 620 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
The wizard's tears by Maxine Kumin( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2019 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new wizard tries to solve all the town's problems, but carelessness with his own magic tears creates a tragedy instead
And short the season : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 548 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 )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 14 short stories and a gathering of new and selected poems by the Pulitzer Prize winner
Jack and other new poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 528 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
 
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Selected poems, 1960-1990
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Looking for luck : poemsConnecting the dots : poemsThe long marriage : poemsWhat color is Caesar?The complete poemsWhere I live : new & selected poems, 1990-2010Oh, Harry!Jack and other new poems
Alternative Names
Kumin, Maxine, 1925-

Kumin, Maxine W.

Kumin, Maxine W. 1925-

Kumin, Maxine W. 1925-2014

Kumin, Maxine Winokur 1925-2014

Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin Amerikaans dichteres (1925-2014)

Maxine Kumin amerikansk författare och poet

Maxine Kumin amerikansk skribent og poet

Maxine Kumin file agus údar Meiriceánach

Maxine Kumin poetessa e scrittrice statunitense

Maxine Kumin US-amerikanische Lyrikerin, Pulitzer-Preisträgerin

Winokur, Maxine 1925-2014

Μαξίν Κούμιν

მაქსინ კუმინი

クーミン, マキシン

玛克辛·库敏

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English (252)