Maxine Kumin | Critical Essay by Peter Harris

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Maxine Kumin.
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Critical Essay by Peter Harris

SOURCE: "Poetry Chronicle: Hunger, Hope, and Nurture: Poetry from Michael Ryan, the Chinese Democratic Movement, and Maxine Kumin," in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 67, No. 3, Summer, 1991, pp. 455-77.

In the following excerpt, Harris commends Kumin's intimate and tender poems in Nurture. He states that with this volume the poet is seeking "atonement."

Maxine Kumin labors under no immediate threat of being silenced for political reasons. But this has not tempted her to complacency. She has not had to look far in the modern world to discover ample cause for concern, ample provocation to resist evil and stupidity. In Nurture, Kumin focuses more strongly than ever on the animals passing from our lives. Nurture addresses the elemental subjects of birth, death, love, sex, the family, and violence but, as often as possible, it does so within the context of Kumin's long-standing...

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