Kumin Receives Stellfox Award: Photos
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin was clearly delighted to visit Dickinson College September 21-22.
“Poetry is alive and well here,” Kumin said to an audience of Dickinson College students, faculty and staff. “It’s good to see.”
Kumin is the recipient of the 2009 Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program award. She visited Dickinson College September 21-22 to accept the award, read selections of her work and teach a master class in poetry.
Kumin, who raises horses at her New Hampshire farm, often writes about animals, the cycle of life and the natural world. Other favored themes include family connections, faith and fragility.
In addition to the Stellfox Award and Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Kumin has been awarded the Poets' Prize, the Aiken/Taylor Award and the Ruth E. Lilly Prize, among others. She has also held fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the National Council on the Arts, and has served as poetry consultant for the Library of Congress.
Learn more about Maxine Kumin's visit to Dickinson.
Text by MaryAlice Bitts
Photos by A. Pierce Bounds '71