Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was the Library of Congress poet laureate in 1981-82. Her 17th collection, Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010, won the Los Angeles Times Book Award in 2011. She died in February 2014.

Our Farm, My Inspiration

How a weekend getaway became a poet’s muse

by Maxine Kumin | Friday, December 06, 2013

The Making of PoBiz Farm

After it became our permanent home, we overfilled it with overloved horses and dogs

by Maxine Kumin | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Love in Wartime

The epistolary romance of a Los Alamos scientist and a Radcliffe junior destined for poetic renown

by Maxine Kumin | Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Best Foreign Language for Writers

by Maxine Kumin | Monday, October 14, 2013