Not sure why so many wonderful poets--Robert Frost, Donald Hall, Maxine Kumin--selected my adopted home state of New Hampshire to live on a farm and write wonderful poems, but who could argue with their success and that type of ascetic.
I just finished a memoir by Maxine Kumin titled The Pawnbroker's Daughter, which I loved for its spare and economic use of words, Actually, I could describe it as simple, but elegant. We all should be so lucky to live a life such as hers and her family.
Reading her book gave me a view into what life could be like when success seems to follow you. That's why I recommend it to all writers. It's a quick read and good for the soul.