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Collected here for the first time, these early poems inhabit Kumin's own "sneakstorm time," a space one step to the side, where quiet introspection examines the pain of loss, the idealism of youth, and the endurance of the natural world. Her characteristic earthy wisdom snaps with intensity, offering a refreshing perspective on everyday experiences. "New England farm life, modern American history, Jewish identity and a quietly vibrant feminist consciousness provide themes for this gathering from a long and distinguished career."-Publishers Weekly.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393326376
ISBN-10: 0393326373
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 142mm x 12mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maxine Kumin

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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