Where I Live

Where I Live

New & Selected Poems, 1990-2010

Book - 2010
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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"nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;I could hardly see as he hoisted the great swaying body aloftnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;and bore it across the road to the hole and in the cold dark I pourednbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;a libation of apple juice for the earth to welcome his corpse--nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;some drops spilled on his chestnut flank and some dribblednbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;on his cheek and splashed onto his yellow teeth as he laynbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;deep on one side and my hand shook--I could hardly see--nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;rocking my grief back and forth over this kind deathnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;the taste of apple wasting in his mouth.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393076493
Branch Call Number: 811 KUMIN
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 25 cm.


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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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