- 5.25 x 8.
Add to Cart
- $24.95 U.S.
Maxine Kumin is the author of six books of poetry including Up Country, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973, and The Retrieval System, published in 1978. In addition, she has shown her literary versatility in publishing four novels and more than twenty children's books. She is a popular reader of poems at colleges across the country and has conducted poetry workshops at Columbia, Brandeis, and Princeton universities. In this book, we catch her lively conversation in a series of interviews, her thoughtful assessment of literature in articles and reviews, and her ranging good sense in lectures delivered at Bread Loaf. Perhaps most moving of all are the accents of grief and friendship we hear when Maxine Kumin writes about Anne Sexton. Finally, in a group of essays drawn from her experiences in the country, we have the poet herself in her own words---the life lived.
Poets on Poetry collects critical books by contemporary poets, gathering together the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation.
With Virginia Elson and Beverlee Hughes 3
With Joan Norris 12
With Martha George Meek 19
At Interlochen 35
With Karla Hammond 47
II. Essays on Poems, Poets, Poetics
On Howard Nemerov's Journal of the Fictive Life 69
"Provide, Provide" 72
Poetry Bound to Delight 75
Reminiscence Delivered at Memorial Service for Anne Sexton in Marsh Chapel, Boston University 78
Sexton's The Awful Rowing Toward God 81
A Friendship Remembered 83
The Making of "Mother Rosarine" 93
A Questionnaire 100
Kumin on Kumin: The Tribal Poems 106
III. Three Lectures on Poetry
Closing the Door 127
Coming Across: Establishing the Intent of a Poem 140
Four Kinds of I 147
IV. The Place Where I Live
Wintering Over 163
Bringing Up Boomerang 170
Journal---Late Winter-Spring 1978 180