Still to Mow (Hardcover)

By Maxine Kumin

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393065497, 95pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2007



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....