Former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin of Warner dies at 88
Kumin served as the poet laureate of New Hampshire from 1989 to 1994. From 1991 to 1994 she was a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and taught at many of the United States’ most respected universities, including Princeton, Columbia, Brandeis and MIT. Kumin gave readings or conducted writers’ workshops in every state except Hawaii and North Dakota, according to her website, and in 2005, she received Harvard’s Arts Medal.
She won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for her collection “Up Country: Poems of New England,” and her 2011 collection “Where I Live: New and Selected Poems” was the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award.Nevins said two new books by Kumin are due to be published this year — a young adult story called “Lizzie” about a girl in a wheelchair, due out March 11; and a new collection of poetry titled “And The Short Season”, due to be published in April by W.W. Norton.
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