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Maxine Winokur Kumin, American poet, writer. Member of Writers Union, Authors Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association America, Poetry Society America, Academy American Poets (chancellor, fellow 1986-2002).

Background

Kumin, Maxine Winokur was born on June 6, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Peter and Doll (Simon) Winokur.

Education

AB, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946. Master of Arts, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1948. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Centre College, 1976.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Davis & Elkins College, 1977. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Regis College, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), New England College, 1982.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Claremont Graduate School, 1983. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University New Hampshire, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bowdoin College, 2002.

Career

Instructor, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1958-1961;lecturer English, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1965-1968. Scholar Radcliffe Institute for Indiana Study, 1961-1963. Visiting lecturer U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1973, Princeton University, 1979, 81-82.

Adjunct Professor Columbia University, 1975. Fannie Hurst professor of literature Brandeis U., 1975, Washington U., St. Louis, 1977. Visiting senior fellow, lecturer Princeton University, 1977.

Carolyn Wilkerson Bell visiting scholar Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1978. Writer in residence Florida International U., 1998. Poet in residence Bucknell U., 1983.

Visiting professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984, U. Miami, 1995, Pitzer College, 1996, Florida International U., 1998. McGee professor of writing Davidson College, 1997. Master artist Atlantic Center for Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 1984.

Staffmem. Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1969-1971, 73, 75, 77. Poetry consultant Library of Congress, 1981-1982. Elector The Poet's Corner, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, since 1990.

Member of staff Sewanee Writer's Conference, 1993-1994.

Works

Membership

Member of Writers Union, Authors Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association America, Poetry Society America, Academy American Poets (chancellor, fellow 1986-2002).

Connections

Married Victor Montwid Kumin, June 29, 1946. Children: Jane Simon, Judith Montwid, Daniel David.

father:
Peter Winokur

mother:
Doll (Simon) Winokur

spouse:
Victor Montwid Kumin

children:
Jane Simon Kumin

Judith Montwid Kumin

Daniel David Kumin