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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810126486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810126480
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,064,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Maxine Kumin is the author of sixteen books of poems, including Up Country, winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize, and the forthcoming New & Selected Poetry; a memoir; three essay collections; a collection of short stories; four novels; and an animal rights murder mystery. She served as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress before that post was renamed poet laureate of the United States, and as the poet laureate of New Hampshire from 1989 to 1994. She lives in New Hampshire.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harriett Kardel on September 21, 2012
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I have read and loved Kumin's poetry for years. I expected more from this collection of prose from her. You would think a poet's prose would be more lyrical and colorful, but I found these to be rather stolid. I bought her latest poetry collection, "Where I Live," and love it.
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