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Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin explored her position as a Jewish woman in the larger Christian culture through her highly acclaimed poetry, and fought to ensure equal representation for minorities in the Academy of American Poets.

Poet Maxine Kumin wins Pulitzer Prize

May 7, 1973

Writer Maxine Kumin won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her collection "Up Country: Poems of New England."

Poetry in the United States

The contributions of Jewish women poets to American literary history and political activism, as well as to the enrichment of Jewish culture and practice, are astounding.

Maxine Kumin

“Writers are all secret Jews,” declared poet and writer Maxine Kumin in a Massachusetts Review interview in 1975, two years after receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Up Country: Poems of New England.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Maxine Kumin." (Viewed on December 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/18162>.

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