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Author Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.
Title Poems. Selections
Selected poems, 1960-1990 / Maxine Kumin.
Imprint New York : Norton, [1997]
Edition First edition.

Description 294 pages ; 25 cm
Edition First edition.
Note Includes index.
ISBN 0393040739
OCLC # 35298711
Table of Contents
 Fraulein Reads Instructive Rhymes19
 400-Meter Freestyle21
 A Hundred Nights24
 On Being Asked to Write a Poem for the Centenary of the Civil War26
 The First Rain of Spring28
 Morning Swim31
 The Pawnbroker35
 The Appointment38
 Quarry, Pigeon Cove40
 from Joppa Diary: January 25th44
 from Joppa Diary: May 10th45
 from Joppa Diary: June 15th45
 from Joppa Diary: September 22nd46
 The Presence53
 The Vealers54
 Watering Trough56
 Hello, Hello Henry57
 Making the Jam without You58
 For My Great-Grandfather: A Message Long Overdue61
 We Are63
 After Love64
 The Nightmare Factory65
 The Hermit Wakes to Bird Sounds69
 The Hermit Meets the Skunk70
 The Hermit Prays72
 The Hermit Picks Berries73
 The Dreamer, the Dream76
 History Lesson85
 The Thirties Revisited87
 The Deaths of the Uncles95
 Life's Work97
 The Jesus Infection99
 Living Alone with Jesus101
 To Swim, to Believe103
 The Selling of the Slaves105
 In the Root Cellar107
 The Mummies109
 Song for Seven Parts of the Body110
 Heaven as Anus113
 Young Nun at Bread Loaf114
 Amanda Is Shod116
 Amanda Dreams She Has Died and Gone to the Elysian Fields117
 The Agnostic Speaks to Her Horse's Hoof118
 Thinking of Death and Dogfood122
 The Retrieval System127
 The Longing to Be Saved129
 Address to the Angels131
 My Father's Neckties134
 Progress Report136
 The Food Chain138
 The Henry Manley Blues139
 Birthday Poem141
 Changing the Children142
 Seeing the Bones144
 Sunbathing on a Rooftop in Berkeley146
 The Envelope148
 Body and Soul: A Meditation149
 How It Is152
 Splitting Wood at Six Above153
 Late Snow155
 The Excrement Poem156
 In April, in Princeton157
 July, Against Hunger159
 The Survival Poem160
 How It Goes On163
 Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief167
 Rejoicing with Henry168
 Henry Manley Looks Back170
 Feeding Time171
 In the Pea Patch174
 Relearning the Language of April175
 Continuum: a Love Poem176
 Family Reunion177
 Leaving My Daughter's House179
 Itinerary of an Obsession182
 Apostrophe to a Dead Friend185
 In Memoriam P. W. Jr. 1921-1980187
 You Are in Bear Country195
 Atlantic City 1939198
 The Chain199
 Introducing the Fathers201
 Caring: a Dream205
 Shopping in Ferney with Voltaire207
 At a Private Showing in 1982211
 In the Absence of Bliss214
 Video Cuisine217
 How to Survive Nuclear War219
 Getting Through222
 Out in It224
 My Elusive Guest226
 Shelling Jacobs Cattle Beans227
 After the Harvest230
 The Long Approach233
 With the Caribou238
 In Warm Rooms, Before a Blue Light239
 Thoughts on Saving the Manatee242
 Homage to Binsey Poplars246
 Bringing Back the Trumpeter Swan250
 The Accolade of the Animals252
 Sleeping with Animals254
 Encounter in August256
 On Reading an Old Baedeker in Schloss Leopoldskron259
 The Festung, Salzburg261
 Night Launch262
 Photograph, Maryland Agricultural College Livestock Show, 1924264
 Photograph, U.S. Army Flying School, College Park, Maryland, 1909265
 On Being Asked to Write a Poem in Memory of Anne Sexton266
 In the Park267
 Marianne, My Mother, and Me269
 A Calling275
 Turning the Garden in Middle Age276
 Reviewing the Summer and Winter Calendar of the Next Life277
 Grappling in the Central Blue279
 The Bangkok Gong281
 We Stood There Singing283
 A Game of Monopoly in Chavannes286