Maxine Kumin And Her Poetry


Maxine Kumin, who experienced many different views of the world through
travel, feels the most comfortable in New Hampshire, her rural home. In any area
that she travels, she always makes a similarity to her home, as expressed in her
poems.
In her poem, “The Long Approach”, she is driving in her Saab hatchback
from Scranton to her farm in New Hampshire. She also discusses her plane ride
back from Orlando to New Hampshire the week before. Throughout the poem she
makes references back to the animals she cares for and comes in contact with on
the farm. Her knowledge of rural life is shown, by describing details of
animals; such as, “eel-thin belly”, “life as loose as frogs”, “slag heaps ...

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and feels.
“The Longing to be Saved”, is a dream, where her barn catches fire. “In
and out of dreams as thin as acetate.” She visualizes herself getting the
horses out, but they “wrench free, wheel, dash back”.
In, “Family Reunion”, she writes that “nothing is cost efficient here”.
Vegetables are grown on the farm, and animals are raised to be killed. “The
electric fence ticks like the slow heart of something we fed and bedded for a
year, then killed with kindness' one bullet and paid Jake Mott to do the
butchering.”
“Waiting for the End in New Smyrna Beach, Florida”, Maxine Kumin notices
in her venture in Florida a homeless couple with a baby. In her poem she
describes the couple watching the passing cars at Lytle and South Dixie to an “
egret grazing the canals who darts and pecks and lunges and after an eternity
at Lytle and South Dixie the light changes.”
In her last poem written in the booklet, “Getting Through”, she
describes different types of snow. When she writes, “ ...

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