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Publisher Comments:

Here Maxine Kumin's signature nature poems are shaken up and invigorated by the darker, human realities. She focuses our attention on the pleasures of horse-keeping with poems such as "The Zen of Mucking Out," then exhorts us to "Please Pay Attention," decrying Dick Cheney's "canned hunting / where you don't stay to pluck / the feathers." With equanimity, Kumin faces the disappointments and joys of sixty years of marriage--ending with the unspoken question of "Which of us will go down first...."

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"New England rural life, the daily headlines, old age and a Jewish-American childhood are the four topics around which the latest poems from Kumin (Jack and other New Poems) weave their likable, confident way. The much-revered, prolific New Hampshire writer presents herself as 'a helpless citizen of a country/ I used to love,' tying objections to the war in Iraq to her past as 'Sixties soccer mom' who marched in demonstrations; to her friendship with activists in the 1940s; and to her affection for horses and dogs, whose truth to their own natures make human violence look unnatural indeed. 'Xochi's Tale' speaks truth in the voice of a dog explaining his mixed feelings about the USA. Several villanelles, the highlights of the collection, set their own obedience to the laws of poetic form against some frightening forms of lawlessness: a friend's uncontrollable clinical depression, for example, or the terror inflicted by U.S. troops in Iraq, who invade the houses of civilians, 'punching kicking yelling... breaking down doors.' These poems are formally assured, never obscure and committed at once to social protest and to the facts of a memorable life. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Kumin writes ... with the clear gaze of a journalist and the ire of an activist.... Filled with love."'"Christian Science Monitor

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"The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."--

Synopsis:

Here Maxine Kumin's signature nature poems are shaken up and invigorated by the darker, human realities. Both "delicate and powerful" (Library Journal), she faces with equanimity the disappointments and joys of sixty years of marriage'"ending with the unspoken question of "Which of us will go down first."

About the Author

Maxine Kuminis the author of sixteen books of poetry. She lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393065497
Author:
Kumin, Maxine
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.18x5.86x.51 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393065497 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "New England rural life, the daily headlines, old age and a Jewish-American childhood are the four topics around which the latest poems from Kumin (Jack and other New Poems) weave their likable, confident way. The much-revered, prolific New Hampshire writer presents herself as 'a helpless citizen of a country/ I used to love,' tying objections to the war in Iraq to her past as 'Sixties soccer mom' who marched in demonstrations; to her friendship with activists in the 1940s; and to her affection for horses and dogs, whose truth to their own natures make human violence look unnatural indeed. 'Xochi's Tale' speaks truth in the voice of a dog explaining his mixed feelings about the USA. Several villanelles, the highlights of the collection, set their own obedience to the laws of poetic form against some frightening forms of lawlessness: a friend's uncontrollable clinical depression, for example, or the terror inflicted by U.S. troops in Iraq, who invade the houses of civilians, 'punching kicking yelling... breaking down doors.' These poems are formally assured, never obscure and committed at once to social protest and to the facts of a memorable life. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "Kumin writes ... with the clear gaze of a journalist and the ire of an activist.... Filled with love."'"Christian Science Monitor
"Synopsis" by , "The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."--
"Synopsis" by , Here Maxine Kumin's signature nature poems are shaken up and invigorated by the darker, human realities. Both "delicate and powerful" (Library Journal), she faces with equanimity the disappointments and joys of sixty years of marriage'"ending with the unspoken question of "Which of us will go down first."
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