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Warner celebrates the life and works of Maxine Kumin
Sunday, July 19 at 2 pm
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MainStreet BookEnds of Warner will be hosting a Celebration marking the release of Maxine Kumin's posthumous Memoir, The Pawnbroker's Daughter, on Sunday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m..  Join us in this very special gathering marking the release of Maxine Kumin's memoir, The Pawnbroker's Daughter.

The event shall also be a celebration of the life and works of the longtime Warner resident and friend.  Included in the event will be an audio-visual presentation of her life created by longtime personal assistant Suzy Colt and readings and shared memories from fellow authors and poets Robin Becker, Deborah Brown, David Elliott, and Marie Harris. Attendees shall have the opportunity to share a remembrance or a poem with family, friends and colleagues.

Robin Becker, poet, critic, feminist, and professor. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is author of seven collections of poetry, most recently, Tiger Heron and Domain of Perfect Affection.

Deborah Brown, profesor of English at UNH and author of poetry publications, most recently Walking the Dog's Shadow.

David Elliott, author of many best-selling children's books who lives in Warner and taught creative writing, adolescent literature and playwriting at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire.

Marie Harris, poet / editor / freelance writer, former New Hampshire Poet Laureate, writing books for children and adults.

Please join us in Warner, at Maxine's hometown bookstore, to celebrate her life as our inspiring neighbor and friend.







ISBN: 9780393246339
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 13th, 2015

 From Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Maxine Kumin, a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry.  Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker’s Daughter charts her journey from a childhood in the Jewish community in Depression-era Philadelphia, where Kumin’s father was a pawnbroker, to Radcliffe College, where she comes into her own as an intellectual and meets the soldier-turned–Los Alamos scientist who would become her husband; to her metamorphosis from a poet of “light verse” to a “poet of witness”; to her farm in rural New England, the subject and setting of much of her later work.
    Against all odds, Kumin channels her dissatisfaction with the life that is expected of her as a wife and a mother into her work as a feminist and one of the most renowned and remembered twentieth-century American poets. (W.W. Norton)

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Paintings, ceramics, prints, pottery, jewelry, quilts, furniture and many assorted hand-crafted items from our local artists,
as well as homespun wool, local eggs, milk, and produce in season.
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