Jun 6, 1925 – Feb 6, 2014


KUMIN, Maxine W. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, novelist, essayist, and tireless advocate for literature, and for many another writer, particularly women, as well as for animal rights and human and political justice, died February 6th at her home in Warner, NH following a period of increasing...

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I remember when you read your poetry in Key West not too long ago.
Your poem, "Death, etc." haunted me with what turned out to be its
prescience. I walked away that evening with my husband and could not
stop thinking about how certain a poem it was, along with the knowledge
that one of us would live your very words. May you rest in peace
gallant lady.
Roseline Glazer

Dear Kumin Family,
Apologies for the late note...I have just finished reading "Inside The Halo And Beyond"--a book I have read many times, along with her other works...I cannot add new adjectives to ease this loss, only that Ms. Kumin is much missed by this reader.

May God give you all peace and comfort. He knows your pain and will soon put an end to sickness and death.

So sorry for the loss of such a talented woman. may your loving memories always remain.

Is it our work or the connections with the people in our lives which shine the brightest? It seems to me Ms. Kumin achieved both and gave much more to so many others seen and unknown. By sincerest condolences.

The world is more beautiful because of her being in it; buoyed by her beautiful verse. Rest in peace.

My condolences to the Kumin family. Maxine Kumin's poetry speaks to me. She writes so simply and clearly about life and beyond. I bought a copy of her book "Where I Live" in Vermont (where I have a home) about two or three years ago. I do not read much poetry. After I read about her death, I read her book and enjoyed it immensely. Her poetry survives her and brings great comfort to many new readers.

Deepest sympathy to the Kumin family. Please reflect on 1 Corinthinas 15:26 along with all the other comforting thoughts.