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Maxine Kumin

Maxine KuminAKA Maxine Winokur

Born: 6-Jun-1925
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 6-Feb-2014
Location of death: Warner, NH
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Up Country

Close friend of Anne Sexton, who committed suicide in 1975.

Father: Peter Winokur
Mother: Doll Simon
Husband: Victor M. Kumin (m. 1946, until her death, one son, two daughters)
Son: Daniel
Daughter: Jane
Daughter: Judith

    University: AB, Radcliffe College (1946)
    University: MA, Radcliffe College (1948)
    Professor: English, Tufts University (1958-61)
    Scholar: Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study (1961-63)
    Professor: English, Tufts University (1965-68)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1973 for Up Country

Author of books:
Halfway (1961, poetry)
The Privilege (1965, poetry)
Through Dooms of Love (1965, novel)
The Passions of Uxport (1968, novel)
The Nightmare Factory (1970, poetry)
The Abduction (1971, novel)
Up Country: Poems of New England, New and Selected (1972, poetry)
The Designated Heir (1974, novel)
House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate (1975, poetry)
The Retrieval System (1978, poetry)
To Make a Prairie: Essays on Poets, Poetry, and Country Living (1980, essays)
Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief (1982, poetry)
Why Can't We Live Together like Civilized Human Beings? (1982, short stories)
Closing the Ring: Selected Poems (1984, poetry)
The Long Approach (1985, poetry)
Nurture (1989, poetry)
Looking for Luck (1992, poetry)
Selected Poems, 19601990 (1997, poetry)

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