Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin (1925–2014) is the author of eighteen poetry collections including Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990–2010 (W. W. Norton, 2010) and And Short the Season (W. W. Norton, 2014), as well as five novels and eight collections of essays and fiction. She is also the author of a number of children’s books, several of which were co-written with Anne Sexton. Her awards include the Pulitzer and Ruth Lilly Poetry Prizes, the Poet’s Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the 2005 Harvard Arts Medal, the Robert Frost Medal in 2006, and the 2008 Paterson Prize for Distinguished Literary Achievement. In 1981–82 she served as Poet Laureate of the United States.


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