On Sunday, May 16th, at 3:00PM, acclaimed poet Maxine Kumin returns to Shelburne Falls to read from her newest collection at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center. ($5-10 suggested donation.) Sponsored by the Collected Poets Series and Mocha Maya’s Coffee House.
Shelburne-Buckland Community Center
53 Main Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
(View Map Here.)
Maxine Kumin’s newest poetry collection Where I Live (W.W. Norton, 2010) is just out and incorporates both new poems and selections from her last five books. Her 16th poetry collection, Still To Mow, published by W. W. Norton in 2007, has come out in paperback. Norton has also published Jack and Other New Poems and earlier collections, including Selected Poems 1960-1990. Her new children’s book What Color is Caesar? (Candlewick, 2010) is recently published, as is The Roots of Things: Essays (Northwestern University Press).
Kumin is the author of a memoir about a nearly fatal carriage-driving accident, Inside the Halo and Beyond: Anatomy of a Recovery, and Always Beginning: Essays on a Life in Poetry. Her awards include the Pulitzer, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prizes, the Poet’s Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the 2005 Harvard Arts Medal, the Robert Frost Medal in 2006, the 2008 and 2009 Paterson Prize award for distinguished achievement. In 1981-2, Kumin served as Poet Laureate of the United States. She and her husband live on a horse farm in Warner, New Hampshire.