Maxine Kumin | Critical Essay by Dana Gioia

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Maxine Kumin.
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Critical Essay by Dana Gioia

Kumin is understandably a popular poet. She is an intelligent and sensitive woman who writes on the enduring themes of life and death, place and family. Essentially a domestic poet, she takes as her material the world of her everyday life in rural New Hampshire—her home, children, neighbors, land, and animals, especially horses, which she has loved since girlhood. She is a strong woman whose independence is natural, not ideological, and the usual modesty of her tone does not hide her underlying self-assurance. She writes confidently about what she knows—the death of friends, the departures of her children, the landscape around her—and she does so honestly and directly without striking fashionable postures. (p. 652)

There is much to enjoy in Kumin's volume [Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief], especially among the new poems. Her...

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