Wednesday, September 16, 2009

EIGHTH VOICE: Maxine Kumin

In addition to reading the part EIGHTH VOICE, which was read by Lynn Redgrave in Atlanta, Maxine Kumin will also read three of her poems during the evening's "Opening Act"--from her collection Still to Mow and from her 17th poetry collection, forthcoming in the spring of 2010, Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010.

Maxine Kumin is also the author of a memoir, Inside the Halo and Beyond: Anatomy of a Recovery, about a nearly fatal carriage-driving accident; an animal rights murder mystery, Quit Monks or Die!, and Always Beginning: Essays on a Life in Poetry.

The former US Poet Laureate’s awards include the Pulitzer and Ruth Lilly Poetry Prizes, the Poets’ Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost Medals. She and her husband live on a farm in Warner, New Hampshire.

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