MURIEL RUKEYSER, born December
15, 1913, in New York, lives in her native
city with her teen-age son. She studied at Vassar College and later taught there and
at other colleges for brief periods as lecturer
or as poet-in-residence. She was in Spain as
a reporter at the outbreak of the Civil War,
and her experiences then have been recorded
in a number of her poems. Her first book of
poems, Theory of Flight, was written after
she had completed a ground course at Roosevelt Aviation School. Her subsequent
writings include, besides poetry, biographical
studies of Willard Gibbs and Wendell Willkie.
Her early work reflects an interest in the
social and political forms of relationship
and communication; in her later writings she
makes the more personal emphasis present
even in her earliest poem, included here, Effort at Speech.
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Book title: The Modern Poets:An American-British Anthology.
Contributors: John Malcolm Brinnin - Editor, Bill Read - Editor.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1963.
Page number: 299.
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