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Connecting the Dots: Poems

Kumin, Maxine W.

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ISBN 10: 0393039625 / ISBN 13: 9780393039627
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A touch of shelf wear to dust jacket. Nice, sturdy copy. Signed by Maxine Kumin on title pg. "Kumin has always been a sophisticated but never flashy writer. 'Connecting the Dots', her 11th book of poems, will neither surprise nor disappoint her readers. In it, she reexamines the familiar materials of her previous books with her far-ranging eye and her technical skill. The book is, of course, largely about connecting, and as Kumin connects poem to poem, culture to culture, generation to generation, human to animal, and nation to nation, we are reconnected to some old characters. Kumin's family populate these pages as they have often done.Overall, these connections and cameos and echoes of other books make this a richly coherent volume. This is not to say that all of the poems are of a piece. The weaker poems are not redeemed by their context and the good poems would be good anywhere." Boston Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # 019091

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Title: Connecting the Dots: Poems

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed By Author!

Edition: First Edition.

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A collection of poems with the theme of change and continuity. The poems chronicle the bounty of summer, the cycle of seasons, and memories of lost friends. Maxine Kumin won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1973.

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Maxine Kumin, whose previous works include the poetry books Looking for Luck and The Microscope, and the essay collections To Make a Prairie and Women, Animals and Vegetables, has added another fine poetry collection to her volume of work. She's all over the map with this one, from country New Hampshire to urban Boston, from Jewish agnosticism to convent school, and from spring training to ethnic cleansing, yet most always with an eye on the influence of the church.

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