Poet Maxine Kumin to Read Tuesday

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The reading will include the winner and finalists of the 5th annual poetry contest for high school girls for which Kumin served as judge. Wright Hall.

Poet, Maxine Kumin

Tuesday March 29, 2011
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

The event is free and open to the public.

Kumin served as the judge of the fifth annual Smith College Poetry Prize for High School Girls in New England, a regionwide contest open to sophomore and junior girls. Submissions were received from all parts of New England, and from public, private and home-schooled students. Maxine Kumin chose the winning poems from among twenty finalists, selected anonymously by a committee of students and faculty.

For more information, please consult the news release on the Smith College website or the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover Where I Live by Maxine KuminKumin, one of the most celebrated and enduring figures in American literature, is the author of 13 books of poems, five novels, four essay collections, short stories and more than 20 children's books, four of which she co-authored with her close friend the late Anne Sexton. Her most recent work, Where I Live, is a landmark collection gathering poems from five previous books, together with twenty-three new poems that pay homage to Kumin's farm life and also to poets of the past.

Search by author to locate <Kumin, Maxine> in the Five College Library Catalog.

To commemorate Kumin’s visit to Smith and as part of the Poetry Center’s growing broadside series, Barry Moser, Printer to the College, has made a fine letterpress broadside of an excerpt of her poem “Grace,” complete with an original illustration. The broadside’s public unveiling will take place on March 29, when it will be available for sale at a one-time reduced price.

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 Biography in Context
 Includes entry from Contemporary Authors Online 2008, Contemporary Poets 2001, and Contemporary Women Poets 1998, and more. Also articles from academic journals.

Online Resources

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for <Maxine Kumin> to find or link to poems, articles, and reviews.
Use SC Links SC Links  to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Website Access
Maxine Kumin's website - biography, books, & more http://www.maxinekumin.com/
Poets.org - biography, poems (audio & text), & more http://www.poets.org
Poetry Foundation - poems (audio & text) http://www.poetryfoundation.org
Videos for Maxine Kumin (Google) http://video.google.com/


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