Monday, February 10, 2014

Maxine Kumin (1925-2014)

Maxine Kumin, one of the greatest poets of her generation, passed away on February 6, 2014 at the age of 88 at her home in New Hampshire.

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:

Here's our dedicated page:

Here's the New York Times obit: