VIRTUAL POETRY BOOK CLUB // The Long Marriage by Maxine Kumin

Due to COVID-19, this will now be a VIRTUAL book club hosted on Zoom.

The August Poetry Book Club pick is The Long Marriage by Maxine Kumin.

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT. Register here:

This is a free event. No purchase is necessary to attend, but you can purchase the book ahead of time on our website below.

Each month, Poetry Club meets to discuss one must-read book of poems, whether a timeless classic or an award-winning contemporary. Led by Napa poet Kathleen Patterson, who has been an enthusiastic book club member since its beginning, meetings are open to all levels of poetry readers, both the curious and the committed.

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The Long Marriage: Poems By Maxine Kumin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393324372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2003

This luminous collection is Maxine Kumin's twelfth volume of poetry, the first since her remarkable memoir, Inside the Halo.

Themes of loyalty, longevity, and recovery appear here, along with poems addressing the eminent dead: Wordsworth, Gorki, Rukeyser, and others. "Inescapably, many poems come up out of the earth I live on and tend to," Kumin says.