Book of the Week #48

Still to Mow: Poems by Maxine Kumin. (W. W. Norton, 2007)

The latest volume of poetry by former NH Poet Laureate (and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Robert Frost Medal recipient, and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, and ...) Maxine Kumin begins with "Mulching" which sets the tone perfectly for the combination of poetry included in the book. Poems expressing powerful outrage at the outrages of today's world are balanced with meditations on life, friendship, and life on a New England farm.

"When you look back there's lots of bales in the field, but ahead it's all still to mow." -- John Gardner

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