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.
National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Laura Kasischke muses on topics ranging from motherhood to beauty queens, as she reads from several of her books now published under one cover by Copper Canyon, the 2017 book, ...
This program pays tribute to the past American voices of feminist poets from the last century, who opened doors at publishing houses for the vast numbers of talented women writers today. Listen to excerpts from Pulitzer Prize winne...
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