skip to content

Kumin, Maxine 1925-2014

Overview
Works: 235 works in 447 publications in 1 language and 25,701 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Picture books 
Roles: Performer, Signer, Editor
Classifications: PS3521.U638, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about Maxine Kumin
Publications by Maxine Kumin
Publications by Maxine Kumin, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Maxine Kumin
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Maxine Kumin
Selected poems, 1960-1990 by Maxine Kumin( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
Gathered from nine collections representing three decades of work, these poems - newly available in a rich and varied volume celebrate the growth of a major artist. Since the publication of her first book of poetry, Halfway, Maxine Kumin has been powerfully and fruitfully engaged in the "stuff of life that matters": family, friendship, the bond between the human and natural world, and the themes of loss and survival
Looking for luck : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Up country; poems of New England, new and selected by Maxine Kumin( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Poems about the inner and outer realities of creatures, plants, houses, lovers, and others in the New England landscape
Nurture : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 libraries worldwide
In these rich, lyrical poems Maxine Kumin brings her perceptive eye and imagination to the contemplation of the natural world. As she reflects on both the power and the solace of nature, Kumin explores our relationship with it and with one another. Familiar themes of loss and survival and of pastoral strength are illuminated anew in this fine collection
The long approach : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
Contains thirty-one poems under the headings: In the family--Out there--On the farm
The microscope by Maxine Kumin( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Relates in rhyme the famous Dutch scientist's penchant for viewing things with a microscope, through which he made remarkable observations
In deep : country essays by Maxine Kumin( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Essays previously published in various magazines and in the author's To Make A Prairie
Our ground time here will be brief by Maxine Kumin( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 libraries worldwide
The retrieval system : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Connecting the dots : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
In these new poems, her eleventh collection, Maxine Kumin expands on the themes that have engaged her most strongly. Family connections resurface as she imagines a letter to her mother, long dead, or assesses the shift of responsibility between generations ("...they still love us who overtake us"). Her dialogue with the natural world - especially with the narrow divide between human and animal - continues, most notably in "Deja Vu", where she pays homage to her personal totem, the bear. Change and the things that never change attract Kumin's attention equally. Whether chronicling the bounty of summer, the cycle of seasons, or memories of youthful parties and lost friends, her voice is wise, clear, and compelling
The long marriage : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
After her near-fatal accident, chronicled in her remarkable memoir, Inside the Halo and Beyond, Maxine Kumin feared that poetry might have "deserted" her. This luminous, reflective collection proves her wrong, and it is a special cause for celebration. Themes of loyalty, longevity, and recovery appear here, and in a series of poems Kumin finds inspiration in addressing other poets, especially the eminent dead: "Skinnydipping with Wordsworth," "Imagining Marianne Moore in a Butterfly Garden," "Rilke Revisited." Especially intimate and poignant are poems about Anne Sexton, "Three Dreams After a Suicide." Finally, nature, both directly and metaphorically, continues to engage Kumin. "Inescapably," she says, "many poems come up out of the earth I live on and tend to."
House, bridge, fountain, gate by Maxine Kumin( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Oh, Harry! by Maxine Kumin( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Harry the Horse excels at calming skittish equines in Adams & Son's show-horse barn, but he faces a different challenge when mischievous six-year-old Algernon Adams the Third arrives
Where I live : new & selected poems, 1990-2010 by Maxine Kumin( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
"Where I Live is a collection celebrating the remarkable poetic range of one of America's greatest living poets. Where I Live gathers poems from Maxine Kumin's five previous books. The poems take as their concern rural life, family, and poetic legacy, and they wrestle with political and social causes. Also included is a generous selection of twenty-three new poems, which expand upon themes that have preoccupied Kumin and bring her record of poetic mastery up to the present." "Kumin's rare kinship with the natural world is again seen in this collection."--BOOK JACKET
Why can't we live together like civilized human beings? : Stories by Maxine Kumin( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Jack and other new poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
"Maxine Kumin's fifteenth collection contains many new examples of her signature pastoral poems: in the comic "Seven Caveats in May," her dog puts a bear up a tree. "Fox on His Back" paints winter's "long nights shy of melt," with perhaps the same "brown and pregnant bear / leafwrapped like an old cigar." But she also explores darker themes: the onset of war, threats to our civil liberties and to the environment, the bitter feuding of brothers, Ulysses S. Grant's little-known Jew Order. Loved animals die or disappear, and poems that question "where any of us is going" reveal a heightened awareness of her own mortality in this, her eightieth year. With death the central theme, poems of the body and praise songs for beloved animals explore how memory consoles and haunts."--BOOK JACKET
Quit monks or die! : a novel by Maxine Kumin( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
A scientist is murdered in an animal research laboratory in California, his body found in a pit for measuring despair in monkeys. Police chief Diego Martinez suspects animal-rights activists
Still to mow : poems by Maxine Kumin( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
The designated heir by Maxine Kumin( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Women, animals, and vegetables : essays and stories by Maxine Kumin( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Now a consummate horsewoman, Kumin here revels in the long-awaited birth of a foal; the rehabilitation of an abused mare; and such daily pleasures as the antics of Rilke, "the Poet's Dog," and the tactile beauty of home-grown vegetables. Kumin also muses on the process of writing, as inspired by the natural rhythms of farm life
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Kumin, Maxine W., 1925-
Kumin, Maxine Winokur 1925-
クーミン, マキシン
Languages
English (157)
Covers
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.