Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin was an American poet who was chosen as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1981. Throughout her career, she published several important poetic collections and was the recipient of numerous literary awards and fellowships, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is sometimes compared to that of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Frost.

How It Is

by Maxine Kumin

‘How It Is’ is written, remembering the best-loved confessional poet, Anne Sexton. This poem centers around an old blue jacket.

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