Where I Live

Where I Live

New and Selected Poems, 1990-2010

Book - 2010
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"The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."-- Booklist

Here is a landmark collection celebrating the remarkable range of Maxine Kumin, one of America's greatest living poets. Where I Live gathers poems from five previous books, together with twenty-three new poems that pay homage to Kumin's farm life and also to poets of the past.

from "The Taste of Apple"
I could hardly see as he hoisted the great swaying body aloft
and bore it across the road to the hole and in the cold dark I poured
a libation of apple juice for the earth to welcome his corpse--
some drops spilled on his chestnut flank and some dribbled
on his cheek and splashed onto his yellow teeth as he lay
deep on one side and my hand shook--I could hardly see--
rocking my grief back and forth over this kind death
the taste of apple wasting in his mouth.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393076493
0393076490
Branch Call Number: 811 KUM
Characteristics: 233 p.

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patcarstensen
Nov 08, 2017

In any collection, there are poems you love and poems you can leave. I thought there were too many horses, but liked the haying.

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