Nurture by Maxine Kumin

Nurture by Maxine Kumin. 1989 Penguin, first paperback printing, 63 pages. Kumin was a Pulitzer winning poet who also write novels and children's books, including one with her dear friend poet Anne Sexton. According to her NYT obituary: "Ms. Kumin’s style defied tidy categorization. Though her poems and essays centered on the New England countryside, she trafficked in none of the sentimental effusions of traditional pastoral poets.[...] If there was a thematic constant in Ms. Kumin’s work, it was the fragile yet reassuringly durable balance in which connection, rupture and continuity find themselves arranged. All poems are elegies at their core, she often said."

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