Happy Birthday Maxine Kumin!

Pat Fargnoli sent me an email this morning that reminded me that birthday wishes are in order for one of New Hampshire's great poets: Maxine Kumin turns 83 today.

What Pat actually sent me was a post from the blog One Poet's Notes. The links (including the Birthday's of Poets blog) and info on Maxine Kumin are worth checking out.

I love the idea, mentioned at the beginning of the birthday post, of choosing your reading based on author's birthdays. Systems that lead you to read things in an order that is somehow random intrigue me. I think it can broaden your perspective in a way that following your own tastes, instincts, etc. about what to read next cannot.

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