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Critical Essay by Maxine Kumin

SOURCE: "Kumin on Kumin: The Tribal Poems," in To Make a Prairie: Essays on Poets, Poetry, and Country Living, The University of Michigan Press, 1979, pp. 106-23.

In the essay below, written in 1977, Kumin surveys her "tribal poems" or "poems of kinship and parenting" and the examines the recurrent theme of parent-child separation.

A terrible ego, as rife among poets as roundworm in the barnyard, had caused all of us represented in this collection of essays by women writers to agree to examine critically some aspect of our own work. Some will argue that we leap to do so because we are women and only recently in the history of American letters has the woman writer been taken seriously. Since I began as a poet in the Dark Ages of the fifties with very little sense of...

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