Kumin, Maxine

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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Discovered in the Kumin farmhouse attic after decades, 575 letters exchanged between Maxine Winokur and Victor Kumin between April 1945 and May 1946 form the basis for the essay "Love in Wartime." Combining text from the actual letters and retrospective commentary, Kumin invites readers into a passionate relationship set against the sorrows and tensions of war.