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Muriel Rukeyser

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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.

Her first collection of poems, Theory of Flight, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1935. Her subsequent books of poetry would be inspired by certain events she witnessed, including the Scottsboro trial in Alabama, the Gauley Bridge tragedy in West Virginia, and the civil war in Spain. - See more at: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/100#sthash.PCQpJzvB.dpuf
Her first collection of poems, Theory of Flight, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1935. Her subsequent books of poetry would be inspired by certain events she witnessed, including the Scottsboro trial in Alabama, the Gauley Bridge tragedy in West Virginia, and the civil war in Spain. - See more at: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/100#sthash.PCQpJzvB.dpuf

| Subject Matter: Social Protest, Live Reading | Interview Year: 1964 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: 1935 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition |

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