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Selected Poems

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Selected Poems, Muriel Rukeyser. New Directions, 1951. 

Vintage paperback. Some creasing to cover. Some creasing to spine. Small indents to first few pages. No other markings inside. Good condition. 

This collection was a finalist for the National Book Awards 1952 for Poetry.

"The poetry of Muriel Rukeyser confronts the turbulent currents of 20th-century history, as it explores with depth and honesty the realms of politics, sexuality, mythic imagination, technological change, and family life. She was a social activist of unwavering commitment, a tireless experimenter who opened fresh forms and fresh subject matter in modern Arterican poetry, and a writer who was constantly testing her own limits in a life's work of extraordinary scope. [Library of America]"

"The depth of her understanding is what makes the poetry ring true... (She has) that economy of statement when passion, knowledge and insight are controlled in an inevitable harmony."- Richard Eberhart (New York Times).