American poet, fiction writer, and children’s author whose best-known works include Even now to Mow: Poems and Where We Live: New & Selected Poems. She offered as USA Poet Laureate from 1981-1982. She released her debut poetry collection, Halfway, in 1961; a children’s reserve called Stick to the Fall and a book entitled Through Dooms of Appreciate soon implemented. She won both Eunice Tietjens Memorial Award for Poetry as well as the Pulitzer Award for Poetry. After graduating from Radcliffe University, she taught British at Tufts School. She wedded Victor Kumin in 1946; they elevated two daughters. She was close friends with fellow poet Anne Sexton.