Kumin, Maxine (b. Winokur)(1925– ) poet, writer; born in Philadelphia. She studied at Radcliffe (B.A. 1946; M.A. 1948), and married in 1946. She taught at Tufts (1958–61; 1965–68), Princeton (1977; 1979; 1981–82), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984) among other institutions. A writer of fiction, children's books, essays, and poetry, she was named poetry consultant to the Library of Congress (1981–82). She is best known for poems of the Northeast, as in Up Country: Poems of New England (1972). She lived in Warner, N.H.