Catalog Number: 19830107
Known as a poet of social protest, Muriel Rukeyser's first collection of poetry, Theory of Flight, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1935. Since then her work has been influenced by events as varied as the Scottsboro trial in Alabama to the civil war in Spain. Rukeyser talks about poetry and reads from her work in this program, recorded at a public reading at the 1964 YM-YWHA Poetry Center in New York by guest producer Dennis Bernstein.
The second half of this reading by Kansas Poets Laureate, Past and Present, begins with Wyatt Townley (2013-15), who introduces the Kansas Poet Laureate she followed, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (20...
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