Selected Poems

Finalist, National Book Awards 1952 for Poetry

Selected Poems by Muriel Rukeyser book cover
ISBN 9781931082587
New Directions
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Muriel Rukeyser

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The poetry of Muriel Rukeyser confronts the turbulent currents of 20th-century history, as it explores with depth and honesty the realms of politics, sexuality, mythic imagination, technological change, and family life. She was a social activist of unwavering commitment, a tireless experimenter who opened fresh forms and fresh subject matter in modern American poetry, and a writer who was constantly testing her own limits in a life’s work of extraordinary scope.