Still to Mow

By Maxine Kumin
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393065497, 95pp.)

Publication Date: September 2007

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Here Maxine Kumin's signature nature poems are shaken up and invigorated by the darker, human realities. She focuses our attention on the pleasures of horse-keeping with poems such as "The Zen of Mucking Out," then exhorts us to "Please Pay Attention," decrying Dick Cheney's "canned hunting / where you don't stay to pluck / the feathers." With equanimity, Kumin faces the disappointments and joys of sixty years of marriage ending with the unspoken question of "Which of us will go down first....

About the Author
Maxine Kumin (1925 2014), a former U.S. poet laureate, was the author of nineteen poetry collections as well as numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. Her awards included the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the Poet s Prize, and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost medals.
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