Maxine Kumin: Prolific Poet, Feisty Feminist

Maxine Kumin: Prolific Poet, Feisty Feminist

Maxine Kumin: Prolific Poet, Feisty Feminist Maxine Kumin (1925–2014) seems to be little known today, but she won major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and many honorary degrees. Kumin served as poetry consultant to the Library of...
May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer

May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer

May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer She was a best-selling writer in her day. The toast of the town, who had a Rolls Royce and a driver. Yet she died lonely and forgotten. I discuss her career and her insights in this article in Literary Ladies Guide. Search for: Recent...
Kumin and Sexton: A Literary Friendship

Kumin and Sexton: A Literary Friendship

Kumin and Sexton: A Literary Friendship It’s unlikely that two writers ever shared a more intense literary relationship than Maxine Kumin and Anne Sexton. I discuss the evolution of their friendship and its tragic end in my essay for Literary Ladies Guide....
Reading Slow and Fast During the Pandemic

Reading Slow and Fast During the Pandemic

Reading Slow and Fast During the Pandemic For a few weeks in 2020, I thought I was going to die. And then as time passed, I realized that while others around  me were dying—at one point my small city had one of the highest death rates in Massachusetts, due to a number...