Where I Live

Where I Live

New & Selected Poems 1990-2010

By Maxine Kumin

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393076493, 235pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

from The Taste of Apple &nbspI could hardly see as he hoisted the great swaying body aloft and bore it across the road to the hole and in the cold dark I poure a libation of apple juice for the earth to welcome his corpse some drops spilled on his chestnut flank and some dribble on his cheek and splashed onto his yellow teeth as he la deep on one side and my hand shook I could hardly see rocking my grief back and forth over this kind deat the taste of apple wasting in his mouth.

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.