New Hampshire poet, Maxine Kumin, passed away in February 2014 at the age of 88. In her long career as a writer, she not only wrote poetry, she was novelist, a writer for children, and an essayist. She served as the U. S. Poet Laureate 1981-1982.
After she passed, Kumin's estate contained a significant number of copies of her books. They were recently offered to libraries within the state. We were able to add several titles to our collection of Kumin poetry books, including a copy of And Short the Season: Poems [811.54 KUM], which was published the year she died.
Here's a poem from that collection:
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