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Critical Essay by Diana Hume George

SOURCE: "'Keeping Our Working Distance': Maxine Kumin's Poetry of Loss and Survival," in Aging and Gender in Literature: Studies in Creativity, edited by Anne M. Wyatt-Brown and Janice Rossen, University Press of Virginia, 1993, pp. 314-38.

In the following essay, George examines how Kumin confronts the loss of friends and family and her own mortality in her later poetry.

To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world's night utters the holy.

—Martin Heidegger

A decade ago I began a sustained reading of modern and contemporary women poets on the subjects of memory, mortality, and aging in the literature of the life cycle. Exploring Denise Levertov, May Sarton, Marie Ponsat, May Swenson...

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