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Maxine Kumin
(1925-____) born on
Jun 6
US poet, novelist, essayist. 0
         
   
F
Cherish your wilderness.

R
To write about the monstrous sense of alienation the poet feels in this culture of polarized hatreds is a way of staying sane.
A
We are, each of us, our own prisoner. We are locked up in our own story.
N
Everything pays for growing tame.
K
With the poem, I reach out to an audience equally at odds with official policy, and I celebrate our mutual humanness in an inhuman world.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "You Are in Bear Country," "The Long Approach," 1985.
R: "A Way of Staying Sane," in "Cries of the Spirit," ed. Marilyn Sewell, 1991.
A: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.
N: "You Are in Bear Country," "The Long Approach," 1985.
K: "A Way of Staying Sane," in "Cries of the Spirit," ed. Marilyn Sewell, 1991.
   


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