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The roots of things : essays

Author: Maxine Kumin
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gathers some of the author's best essays on the issues that have been closest to her throughout her storied career. Divided into sections on 'Taking Root', 'Poets and Poetry', and 'Country Living',  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Maxine Kumin; Maxine Kumin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Kumin
ISBN: 9780810126480 0810126486
OCLC Number: 318428629
Notes: Collected essays, some previously published or delivered as speeches.
Description: xi, 194 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Taking root. The Singer sewing machine --
Growing up on British books --
Swift to its close --
The horses of childhood --
Homage to Polly Bunting --
Radcliffe in the forties --
Identity --
Poets and poetry. The revision of Emily D.: notes on 'After the poetry reading' --
On receiving the Frost medal --
Brief speech at the Poetry Society of America's laureates' dinner --
Celebrating Josephine Jacobsen, 1997 Frost medal winner --
Introduction to Carolyn Kizer: perspectives on her life and work --
Kiddielit with Anne Sexton --
Cats in Zanzibar --
Translations --
Audience --
Letter to a young writer --
Notes on 'Pantoum, with swan' --
The poet on the poem: contexts and connections --
Taking a stand: if this be treason, make the most of it --
Entry in poet's bookshelf --
On 'Four poems about Jamaica, ' by William Matthews --
Remembering Peter Davison --
On Jane Kenyon --
On Karl Jay Shapiro --
Carol Houck Smith, 1923-2008 --
Longfellow's antislavery poems --
Introduction to Perched on nothing's branch: selected poems, by Attila Jószef --
Foreword to Vive o muere, by Anne Sexton --
Foreword to The complete love poems of May Swenson --
Country living. Geese-go-south moon --
Breeding horses --
Foreword to Say this of horses --
Beautiful soup --
Spinach --
The wings of winter --
High ground --
Bear --
How we found our dog --
Settled in at home.
Responsibility: Maxine Kumin.

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