|Poem highlighting College featured in Washington Post
RELEASED: Aug. 8, 2002
DANVILLE, KYA poem set at Centre College recently appeared in the Washington Post.
The poem "To Swim, To Believe" by Maxine Kumin was singled out as one of the finest contemporary poems about swimming.
Centre, Danville and the College's Boles Natatorium (pictured) are part of the creative work.
Kumin is the author of numerous books and short stories. Her book "Up Country: Poems of New England" received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1973.
In 1973 Kumin was a Writer-in-Residence at Centre. She returned to the College three years later as the 1976 Commencement speaker and honorary Doctor of Humanities letter recipient.
Kumin has taught at Princeton, Brandeis and MIT among other institutions.
She served as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress and Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. She is a former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She lives in New Hampshire.
The Washington Post article can be found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A28762-2002Jul18¬Found=true.
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