Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin bio

Birth Name: Maxine Winokur

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Philadelphia

Date Of Birth: June 6, 1925

Date Of Death: February 6, 2014

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Maxine Kumin was born on the 6th of June, 1925. She was popular for being a Poet. American poet, fiction writer, and children’s author whose best-known works include Still to Mow: Poems and Where I Live: New & Selected Poems. She served as United States Poet Laureate from 1981-1982.

Maxine Kumin was born in Philadelphia. She published her debut poetry collection, Halfway, in 1961; a children’s book called Follow the Fall and a novel entitled Through Dooms of Love soon followed. She won both the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize for Poetry and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Maxine Kumin was a Gemini and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Maxine Kumin was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Maxine Winokur is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Maxine’s Maxine Winokur attended AB, Radcliffe College (1946), MA, Radcliffe College (1948), English, Tufts University (1958-61).


Maxine Kumin’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Maxine Kumin’s parents.

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Maxine Kumin was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME: Maxine Winokur
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Maxine Kumin was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Maxine Kumin was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Maxine Kumin had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Maxine Kumin’s birth sign is Gemini and she had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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