Muriel Rukeyser

Standard Name: Rukeyser, Muriel

Connections

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Dedications Alice Walker
She dedicated the book to Jane Cooper , Muriel Rukeyser , a friend lost track of named Eileen, and in loving memory of Zora Neale Hurston , Nella Larsen , and Jean Toomer , the...
Education Mary McCarthy
A year later, in 1926 MMC enrolled at Annie Wright Episcopal Boarding School in Tacoma. She would travel home to Seattle some weekends by boat or on the Interurban streetcar. Further elaborating on different...
Friends, Associates Carson McCullers
Other friends who not of this group but who were important to CMC included several distinguished writers: Eudora Welty , Katherine Anne Porter , Tennessee Williams , Elizabeth Ames (director of the writers' community at...
Friends, Associates Alice Walker
Her nurturing friendship with Muriel Rukeyser never recovered from her ceasing to deal with Rukeyser's intimate Monica McCall as her agent. Rukeyser wrote her a letter of reproach in May 1975; Walker wrote back at...
Instructor Alice Walker
At Sarah Lawrence, she wrote later, everyody understood that writing was about your heart and your soul and . . nobody cared about what you wore or if your hair was done the right way....
Intertextuality and Influence Adrienne Rich
Here AR studies various global and national issues of the past and present, such as the Persian Gulf War, poverty, and the struggles of homosexuals, and Jewish-, African-, and Irish-Americans. Florence Howe has judged that...
Intertextuality and Influence Adrienne Rich
AR writes here on June Jordan , Audre Lorde , Muriel Rukeyser , and Wallace Stevens , among others. She reiterates her passionate belief in the links between poetic, personal, and social consciousness and activity:...
Literary responses Alice Walker
Of this collection Poetry magazine asserted: Feeling is channeled into a style that is direct and sharp, honest speech pared down to essentials.
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
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Muriel Rukeyser wrote (in words that appeared on the jacket of...
politics Denise Levertov
Focussing her political activity on military, nuclear, and environmental issues, DL was not a feminist. She claimed never to have made an aesthetic decision based on my gender.Kate Daniels has charged her with myopia...
politics Denise Levertov
With her fellow poet Muriel Rukeyser and others, DL became active in opposing the war in Vietnam as an initiator of Writers and Artists Protest against the War in Vietnam .
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Publishing Alice Walker
After this novel AW changed her literary agent from Monica McCall (who had launched her career but who she felt was too formal to communicate with her without stress) to Wendy Weil . This move...
Textual Features Carol Ann Duffy
Many poems here feature women answering back to canonical male voices: Liz Lochhead to Donne , Jenny Joseph to W. S. Gilbert , U. A. Fanthorpe to Walt Whitman , Wendy Cope to A. E. Housman
Textual Production Alice Walker
AW 's first book, Once: Poems (containing thirty pieces), was published through the agency of Muriel Rukeyser and Monica McCall . It was dedicated to Howard Zinn .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
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Textual Production Alice Walker
AW said she felt at the time that she was fighting for her own life. She wrote the story with tears pouring down my cheeks.
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
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Muriel Rukeyser sent it to Hughes, who proved victorious...
Textual Production Alice Walker
The student AWstuffed her poems under Muriel Rukeyser 's door.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
She was in Rukeyser's class at the time, and this bold approach to an admired and established poet paid off. Rukeyser passed the poems...

Timeline

1974
Louise Bernikow published in the USA her groundbreaking anthologyThe World Split Open: Four Centuries of Women Poets in England and America, 1552-1950.
12 February 1980
US poet Muriel Rukeyser died in Greenwich Village, New York, two years after publishing her Collected Poems and four years after her last new collection, The Gates, 1976.