A welcome addition to any poetry library. -- Richard Tillinghast, New York Times Book Review
This collection by a versatile elegist and observer of nature features vivid poems that are, refreshingly, about something. Many tell stories that serve to preserve her family's history. Last year , Richard Tillinghast called the book "a welcome addition to any poetry library." -- The New York Times
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.