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Pulitzer Prize Recipient, Poet Laureate Maxine Kumin Speaks at NHIOP

October 05, 2011

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The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics are pleased to welcome Pulitzer Prize recipient and Poet Laureate Maxine Kumin, who will speak as part of the NHIOP Bookmark Series and Night of the Poet program. Kumin will read a variety of selections from her collection of poems, including her latest publication Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010. At the conclusion of the program, there will be a book sale and signing with the poet.

Kumin has published numerous books of poetry, and is also the author of a memoir, Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery (W. W. Norton, 2000); four novels; a collection of short stories; more than twenty children's books; and five books of essays. She has received the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern Poetry, an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Sarah Joseph Hale Award, the Levinson Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize from Poetry, and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, and the National Council on the Arts. In addition, she has served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, and is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

Prior to the poetry reading the exhibit, Hills in Echo Charles Curtis Allen, N.A. American Painter, will be on view in the gallery at the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center.