A Muriel Rukeyser Reader

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A Muriel Rukeyser Reader gathers a generous selection of poetry and prose spanning the forty-five years of Rukeyser's writing life.
Bringing together works only sparsely anthologized or long out of print, this book is a resource for understanding the range, depth, and originality of this pioneering writer whom the poet Anne Sexton named "Muriel, mother of everyone."

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Overview

A Muriel Rukeyser Reader gathers a generous selection of poetry and prose spanning the forty-five years of Rukeyser's writing life.
Bringing together works only sparsely anthologized or long out of print, this book is a resource for understanding the range, depth, and originality of this pioneering writer whom the poet Anne Sexton named "Muriel, mother of everyone."

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Editorial Reviews

Sharon Olds
“One of the most important poets of our time. . . . Her originality, her genius, her courage illuminate our century.”
Jane Cooper
“A visionary poet . . . Muriel Rukeyser speaks to us today in the name of courage, full consciousness, and the making of connections. This is a life-giving collection.”
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Gathers a selection of poetry and prose spanning the 45 years of Rukeyser's writing life. What is revealed throughout, is Rukeyser's voice, not only as a poet, but as a thinking 20th-century activist, biographer, & explorer of her country's psychic geography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393313239
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,069,745
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Heller Levi’s third collection of poems, Orphan, will be published in January 2014 by Alice James Books. She is the editor of A Muriel Rukeyser Reader and is currently writing a biography of Rukeyser, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf, with Christoph Keller. She teaches at Hunter College in New York City.

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