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Until the Women's Movement, it was commonplace to be told by an editor that he'd like to publish more of my poems, but he'd already published one by a woman that month ... this attitude was the rule r...Maxine Kumin (b. 1925), U.S. poet. As quoted in A Gift That Cannot be Refused, ch. 2, by Mary Biggs (1990). Written in 1983 on a survey questionna...
''Women are not supposed to have uteruses, especially in poems.''Maxine Kumin (b. 1925), U.S. poet and feminist. As quoted in Women's Studies, p. 135 (1976). On the restrictions on poetry's subject matter due to...
With a broad shoehorn
I am unstuffing a big bird in this dream
Msomebody else's holiday feast
and repacking the crop of my own,
knowing it will burst with such
Maxine Kumin (b. 1925), U.S. poet. "In the Uneasy Sleep of the Translator," lines 1-6 (1975).
''PoetryMaxine Kumin (b. 1925), U.S. poet. "Lines Written in the Library of Congress After the Cleanth Brooks Lecture," lines 224-227. "Poetry/makes nothi...
makes nothing happen.
in the valley of its saying.''