Monday, February 10, 2014
Kumin visited the New York State Writers Institute and UAlbany on March 15, 2005.
Among other things, she spoke about recovering from her catastrophic horseback riding accident at the age of 73 (she broke her neck), her close friendship with the poet Anne Sexton (they had a dedicated phone line which they left connected all day long), and her hatred of woodchucks (because of the hazards their holes pose to horses).
Here's a short video clip from her visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHPrcou0ixs
Here's our dedicated page: http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/kumin_maxine.html
Here's the New York Times obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/books/maxine-kumin-pulitzer-winning-poet-dies-at-88.html?_r=0