Shopping Cart Link

Coal Hill Review

Sign up for our newsletter

Bookmark and Share
Cart link
Paperback add to cart

For Educators
View cart
Cover image

Crossing Laurel Run
Maxwell King

Coal Hill Review
2010 • 24 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$8.00 Paperback, 978-1-932870-45-9

A COAL HILL REVIEW special edition.

A COAL HILL REVIEW special edition. In these carefully-wrought elegies, Maxwell King writes of nature and family. By turns mournful and celebratory, the poems present a man who knows himself and his world.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Max King has had a remarkable career, but his poems reflect neither arrogance nor any form of self-satisfaction. Rather, they reflect a tender appreciation for the natural world and for the consolations of aging, shared affection, and various material and spiritual comforts. He is not a major poet nor does he pretend to be more than he is - an observor with an amateur poet's keen eye for what matters most. He writes of having almost died. (I think in fact that he did die and then was revived.) And he has a tone of gratefulness akin to Raymond Carver's late poems. These poems are grateful and appreciative but not sentimental nor trite - and that is not easy to do. This is a short unpretentious chapbook with appropriate scale and ambition - nicely done.”—Mark Town

MAXWELL KING is the former Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and President of The Heinz Endowments. He and his wife, Peggy, live on a farm in Westmoreland County, Pa., with their two dogs, Finn and Cora, and spend time in New England with their two sons and three grandsons. He has written articles for numerous magazines and newspapers, and has published poetry in about a dozen literary periodicals.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:48:29 -0500