Maxine Kumin

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Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 6, 2014 (88)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 6, 2014 (88)

About

American poet, fiction writer, and children's author whose best-known works include Still to Mow: Poems and Where I Live: New & Selected Poems. She served as United States Poet Laureate from 1981-1982.

Before Fame

She published her debut poetry collection, Halfway, in 1961; a children's book called Follow the Fall and a novel entitled Through Dooms of Love soon followed.

Trivia

She won both the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize for Poetry and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Family Life

After graduating from Radcliffe College, she taught English at Tufts University. She married Victor Kumin in 1946; they raised two daughters.

Associated With

She was friends with fellow poet Anne Sexton.

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