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Rukeyser, Muriel

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1980 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Poets

1913 – Born on December 15th in New York City.  American poet whose work focused on social and political problems.

1930-1932 – Rukeyser attended private schools and was a student at Vassar College.

         – She worked on the staff of the Student Review and later edited the Housatonic, a literary journal.

1933 – She was a reporter arrested during the Scottsboro Trials, protested the Vietnam War from Hanoi, and later the imprisonment on death row of fellow poet Kim Chi Ha by South Korea.

1935 – Wrote the poetry, Theory of Flight.

1938 – Her best-known work is The Book of the Dead, a series of poems published in the volume U.S. 1.

1978 – Wrote the poetry, A Turning Wind, Beast in View, The Green Wave, Elegies, Body of Waking, Waterlily Fire: Poems 1935-1962, The Speed of Darkness, Breaking Open, The Gates and Collected Poems.

1980 – Died on February 12th in New York City.