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Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980): The Forgotten Woman


Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980): The Forgotten Woman

http://the-toast.net/2013/11/01/muriel-rukeyser/?utm_source=feedly


"By the time she was 25, she had gone to jail for her attempts to report on the Scottsboro Boys, conducted first-hand and archival research into the Gauley Bridge Tunnel disaster, witnessed the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, and, by the way, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. She’d written multiple books of poetry and plenty of other work. (In fact, a “lost” novel of hers from this era has just been published by The Feminist Press.) She was well-known enough as a leftist writer that she caught the attention of the FBI. The FBI files on Rukeyser are rather surreal, in fact, a combination of surveillance, bureaucratic wheels turning, and poetry reviews. I keep picturing gray-suited feds poring over New Masses or the Saturday Evening Post. “Miss Rukeyser, are you now or have you ever been the most promising poet of your generation?”
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Re: Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980): The Forgotten Woman


Wonderful article, Libra. Thanks for it,

Chris
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