Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980) was a prolific American writer and political activist. In 1935, her first collection of poetry, Theory of Flight, won the Yale Younger Poets prize, and she went on to publish 12 more volumes of poetry. She received a National Institute of Arts and Letters award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Levinson Prize for Poetry, and the Shelley Memorial Award, among other accolades. Rukeyser’s writing consistently emphasized and utilized cinematic and graphic techniques, and she explored various connections between the visual and literary aspects of art.


ARTICLES FEATURING MURIEL

I Wake Up Choking

Muriel Rukeyser's "The Book of the Dead" is a story about race. It’s about industry. It’s about being held accountable and the right to a safe workplace....


All Clear Ahead: Muriel Rukeyser’s “Savage Coast”


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