A Muriel Rukeyser Reader

A Muriel Rukeyser Reader

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By (author) Muriel Rukeyser, Volume editor Jan Heller Levi, Introduction by Adrienne Rich

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 24mm | 508g
  • Publication date: 27 September 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393313239
  • ISBN 13: 9780393313239
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,550,636

Product description

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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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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"One of the most important poets of our time... Her originality, her genius, her courage illuminate our century." -- Sharon Olds "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." -- Jane Cooper

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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.'