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Complete Poems: Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton
0395957761
April 1999
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She drew her poems from a great depth in herself, and they continue to stir us...Her voice remains a distinctive one in American poetry of the past half century. -- J.D. McClatchy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Sexton fashioned poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. This book comprises Sexton's ten volumes of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner Live or Die, as well as seven poems form her last years.

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Connecting the Dots
Maxine Kumin
0393039625
July 1996
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Book Review
Maxine Kumin, whose previous works include the poetry books Looking for Luck and The Microscope, and the essay collections To Make a Prairie and Women, Animals and Vegetables, has added another fine poetry collection to her volume of work. She's all over the map with this one, from country New Hampshire to urban Boston, from Jewish agnosticism to convent school, and from spring training to ethnic cleansing, yet most always with an eye on the influence of the church.

From Publishers Weekly
The process referred to in the title?and final?poem of Kumin's 11th collection is the ability to take care of one's business, personal and metaphysical. Here, the poet is aware that her grown children, on their visits home, gently assess her ability in this regard. Kumin is indeed still taking...


The Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Eight Unforgettable Horse Tales
Steven D. Price (Editor)
1592280110
May 2004
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From Library Journal
A veteran writer on horses, Price (The Quotable Horse Lover) has assembled a varied collection of tales on the noble steed. Unlike Paul B. Staudohaur's Boxing's Best Short Stories (LJ 10/15/99), this work blends fiction with book excerpts, newspaper columns, and even poetry. The selections include horseracing, cowboy life, rider training, and veterinary practice. Especially appealing are an "All Things" selection by James Herriott, Alexis Podjajsky's Spanish Riding School memoir, and Maxine Kumin on girls' love of horses. Lay readers may long for Price's The Horseman's Illustrated Dictionary (LJ 12/00) for help defining some of the terms used, but this is a fine adult and YA choice for public libraries. Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Lib., Tucson, AZ Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. ...


Maxine Kumin Selected Poems, 1960-1990
Maxine Kumin
0393040739
May 1997
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Book Review
In this extraordinarily lyrical overview of three decades of poems, Maxine Kumin delights the reader's ear again and again, especially in her ability to hear the music of nature. Consider, for instance, "In the Pea Patch": "These as they clack in the wind / saying castanets, saying dance with me, / saying do me, dangle their intricate / nuggety scrota." The melodic flow of the lines does a lot of poetic work for Kumin, reinforcing the poem's thematic celebration of nature's seductiveness and inherent eroticism. These are very beautiful, very knowing poems.

From Library Journal
A pastoral poet who was strongly influenced by friend and mentor Anne Sexton, Kumin is quite simply one of the very best poets writing today. The present collection represents a lifetime...


Inside the Halo and beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery
Maxine Kumin
0393322610
January 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
A skilled horsewoman and lifelong athlete, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kumin (Quit Monks or Die!) was 73 in July 1998 when a riding accident left her with two broken vertebrae in her neck. Although 95% of such injuries are fatal, Kumin survivedAonly to face overwhelming odds that she would be paralyzed for the rest of her life. Miraculously, however, she was walking again within weeks of the accident; now, though one hand and an arm remain partially immobilized, her life has largely resumed its normal course. Here is the journal of her first nine months of recovery: a slow process in which she regains sensation in a toe or heel, struggles to put one foot in front of the other and is liberated from her catheter. Largely a story of pain and frustration, and of milestones that impressed her medical team but seemed...


Childs Anth Poetry
Elizabeth Hauge Sword (Editor)
0880013788
November 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
The ideal poetry for children is often thought to be silly rhymes or doggerel. The editors of this book have adopted a more ambitious approach that encourages parents not to underestimate the ability of their children to understand and absorb the music of poetry -- especially when read aloud. In collaboration with a special advisory board, they have selected a surprisingly rich collection of poetry -- from traditional childhood standards to "real" poems -- that emphasizes the fun, diversity, and richness of poetry.

From Booklist
Gr. 4^-7, younger for reading aloud. Adults will remember these poems, and their joy at finding them in a collection will be in their voices as they share the lines with children. The choices range widely, from nonsense verse to narrative and lyrical...


The Long Marriage
Maxine Kumin
0393043517
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Distinguished poet Kumin (Connecting the Dots, etc.), who has found inspiration in her rural life on a New Hampshire horse farm, garnered critical praise and respectable sales last year with her prose memoir, Inside the Halo and Beyond: Anatomy of a Recovery, an account of grievous injuries she sustained after a fall from a horse. This new collection, her first after a well-received Selected Poems: 1960-1990 (1997), contains poems that pertain to this experience, with observant details about physical therapy classes that would have daunted a writer of less steely strength. Always buoyantly optimistic in previous books, the poet is put to the test here by potentially gloomy subject matter, as in the poem "Grand Canyon": "Outings for wheelchair postulants/ are regular affairs here on the brink/ of this improbably...


Bringing Together: Uncollected Early Poems 1958-1988
Maxine Kumin
0393326373
January 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
New England farm life, modern American history, Jewish identity and a quietly vibrant feminist consciousness provide themes and structure for this gathering of poems from a long and distinguished career. Kumin's previous publications include memoirs, novels, essays and 13 previous books of poetry, most recently The Long Marriage (2001); the strongest of these poems might well have fit in her Selected Poems 1960-1990. Many chronicle the travails and delights of Kumin's New Hampshire horse farm, where "Snow makes Monday as white/ at supper as breakfast was," and, as one disarming title would have it, "A New England Gardener Gets Personal." The poems are undated, but Kumin astutely places most of the short-lined, quiet poems near the front of the volume; succeeding them comes work reacting to cities (Paris, New...


Bringing Together: Uncollected Early Poems, 1958-1988
Maxine Kumin
0393057666
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
New England farm life, modern American history, Jewish identity and a quietly vibrant feminist consciousness provide themes and structure for this gathering of poems from a long and distinguished career. Kumin's previous publications include memoirs, novels, essays and 13 previous books of poetry, most recently The Long Marriage (2001); the strongest of these poems might well have fit in her Selected Poems 1960-1990. Many chronicle the travails and delights of Kumin's New Hampshire horse farm, where "Snow makes Monday as white/ at supper as breakfast was," and, as one disarming title would have it, "A New England Gardener Gets Personal." The poems are undated, but Kumin astutely places most of the short-lined, quiet poems near the front of the volume; succeeding them comes work reacting to cities (Paris, New...


Looking for Luck
Maxine Kumin
0393309479
Feb 1993
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Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry
David Citino
0195132556
June 2001
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Book Description
Featuring contributions from widely published and practicing poets who are also experienced teachers and presenters of poetry, The Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry provides students and other readers with invaluable practical advice. Ideal for courses in poetry writing
and creative writing, it includes six sections written by Billy Collins, Carol Muske, David Baker and Ann Townsend, Yusef Komunyakaa, Maxine Kumin, and David Citino. These poets speak their minds about their relationship with their art and craft, offering guidance to writers at all levels of
experience from the beginner to the veteran.
In his section, Billy Collins looks at the ways reading and writing poetry give readers pleasure, while Carol Muske's essay examines the question, "What is a poem?" David Baker and...


Jack and Other New Poems
Maxine Kumin
0393059561
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This 14th outing from Kumin (The Long Marriage) focuses on three subjects the poet knows well: first, the fauna (wild and domestic) in and around her New Hampshire farm; second, the troubles and lessons of advancing age; third, large-scale political history, "this century born in blood and bombs" as this Jewish-American poet has known it. Kumin's deftly accessible verse (sometimes rhymed, sometimes not) finds in her rural America both symbols, and consolations, for the disasters she sees in the public realm, as in "New Hampshire, February 7, 2003" (just before the start of the war in Iraq): "Snow here is/ weighting the pine trees/ while we wait for the worst." Several poems follow veterinarians to (and past) beloved pets' graves, or follow the spectres of relatives killed in the Holocaust; Kumin's Philadelphia...


Connecting the Dots
Maxine Kumin
0393316955
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Maxine Kumin, whose previous works include the poetry books Looking for Luck and The Microscope, and the essay collections To Make a Prairie and Women, Animals and Vegetables, has added another fine poetry collection to her volume of work. She's all over the map with this one, from country New Hampshire to urban Boston, from Jewish agnosticism to convent school, and from spring training to ethnic cleansing, yet most always with an eye on the influence of the church. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
The process referred to in the title?and final?poem of Kumin's 11th collection is the ability to take care of one's business, personal and metaphysical. Here, the poet is aware that her grown children, on their visits home, gently assess...


Jack and Other New Poems
Maxine Kumin
039332852X
July 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This 14th outing from Kumin (The Long Marriage) focuses on three subjects the poet knows well: first, the fauna (wild and domestic) in and around her New Hampshire farm; second, the troubles and lessons of advancing age; third, large-scale political history, "this century born in blood and bombs" as this Jewish-American poet has known it. Kumin's deftly accessible verse (sometimes rhymed, sometimes not) finds in her rural America both symbols, and consolations, for the disasters she sees in the public realm, as in "New Hampshire, February 7, 2003" (just before the start of the war in Iraq): "Snow here is/ weighting the pine trees/ while we wait for the worst." Several poems follow veterinarians to (and past) beloved pets' graves, or follow the spectres of relatives killed in the Holocaust; Kumin's Philadelphia...


Selected Poems, 1960-1990
Maxine Kumin
0393318362
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In this extraordinarily lyrical overview of three decades of poems, Maxine Kumin delights the reader's ear again and again, especially in her ability to hear the music of nature. Consider, for instance, "In the Pea Patch": "These as they clack in the wind / saying castanets, saying dance with me, / saying do me, dangle their intricate / nuggety scrota." The melodic flow of the lines does a lot of poetic work for Kumin, reinforcing the poem's thematic celebration of nature's seductiveness and inherent eroticism. These are very beautiful, very knowing poems. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
A pastoral poet who was strongly influenced by friend and mentor Anne Sexton, Kumin is quite simply one of the very best poets...


Women, Animals and Vegetables: Essays and Stories
Maxine Kumin
0865380848
February 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A collection of thematically linked pieces inspired by the author's life in rural New Hampshire. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Kumin's essays are so direct and her anecdotes so homey, you almost forget they're the work of a Pulitzer Prizewinning poet. In fact, as Kumin confides in Have Saddle, Will Travel, a revealing look at the quirkiness of the poetry business, she tells strangers that she raises horses instead of admitting that she writes. This is only a slight misrepresentation, since Kumin is a passionate and skilled equestrienne. She douses us with a cascade of information on the proper way to care for horses, a discussion that evolves into a subtle philosophy of life based on respect, awareness, and nurturing. Each essay works in...

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