POETRY MONDAY: MAY 5, 2008
Long before there was a Poet Laureate of the United States, there was a Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Maxine Kumin, one of our most beloved American poets, had that honor. She has also been Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, winner of a Pulitzer Prize as well as many other prestigious fellowships and awards. One or more of her many books (sixteen poetry collections, a stirring memoir, four novels, a short-story collection, four books of essays and more than twenty children’s books) surely must be on some of your shelves already.