A Muriel Rukeyser Reader
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A Muriel Rukeyser Reader

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

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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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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.7 x 233.7 x 23.6mm | 508.03g
  • 27 Sep 1995
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0393313239
  • 9780393313239
  • 1,652,311

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Author Information

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.'

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