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Maxine Kumin Quotes

To build is to dwell.
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That's my prescription for a happy marriage - marry someone who doesn't do anything similar to what you do.

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I have a vast 'bone pile' of stillborn or abandoned poems along with jottings and wisps from the great beyond that I tend to scan. Sometimes that leads somewhere, and sometimes the Muse is just on sabbatical.

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If I'm working on a poem, it's at the forefront of my mind; I'm working on it when I'm cooking dinner or stretched out on the sofa. But if I don't really have it by the 10th draft, I know it just isn't going to jell.

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There is an extraordinary degree of amity among Washington poets. They hang together. You would be hard pressed to find that in Manhattan.

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Love, we are a small pond.

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God serves the choosy. They know what to want ...

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And the pond's stillness nippled as if by rain instead is pocked with life.

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To build is to dwell.

— Maxine Kumin

Sometimes tradition is a way of keeping going.

— Maxine Kumin

Poetry
makes nothing happen.
It survives
in the valley of its saying.

— Maxine Kumin

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