Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser

Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser

Janet Kaufman


Muriel Rukeyser held a visionary trust within the human skill to create social switch via language. She earned a world attractiveness as a strong voice opposed to enforced silences of all type, opposed to the violence of battle, poverty, and racism. Her eloquent poetry of witness-of the Scottsboro 9, the Spanish Civil conflict, the poisoning of the Gauley Bridge laborers-split the darkness overlaying a shameful world.

In addition to the full texts of her twelve formerly released books, this quantity additionally gains new poems came upon via the editors; Rukeyser's translations, together with the 1st English translations of Octavio Paz's paintings; early paintings by means of Rukeyser no longer formerly released in booklet shape; and the arguable book-length poem Wake Island. An creation via the editors lines Rukeyser's lifestyles and literary attractiveness and enhances discerning annotations and textual notes to the poems.

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