American poet and author Maxine Kumin, née Winokur, (1925-2014) was born on this day June 6 in 1925. She has been compared with poets such as Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Frost, as she wrote about life in rural New England. In an interview published in Crazy Horse, she disclosed:
“Practically all of [my poems] have come out of this geography and this state of mind.”
She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1981–1982.
The poem below captures a brief moment of tranquillity in the life of a couple it could have been written anywhere and at any time “After Love” from Selected Poems, 1960-1990: