Muriel Rukeyser: July 28, 1955

The Poetry Center presents Muriel Rukeyser reading from her poetry.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
San Francisco Museum of Art
Date:
07/28/1955
Total Run Time:
00:30:14
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  • Opening remarks (0:00)
  • Remarks on three published poems, language and inspiration for her poetry, the music of poetry, and her theory on the origins of poetry (0:30)
  • "Effort at Speech" (3:53)
  • "Homage to Literature" (7:48)
  • "Four in a Family" (9:07)
  • Remarks on four newer poems (11:14)
  • "A Birth" (11:45)
  • Sound cuts out (13:51)
  • "A Birth" continued (13:52)
  • Dead air (14:08)
  • "Body of Waking" (14:38)
  • Remarks on "F.O.M." (16:56)
  • "F.O.M." (17:04)
  • "The Return" (18:12)
  • Remarks on "Hang Before Storm" (20:29)
  • "Hang Before Storm" (20:38)
  • interruption from incoming people (20:51)
  • "Hang Before Storm" con't (21:20)
  • Remarks on ideas and inspiration of opposites and writers with regard to emotion and reality (23:07)
  • Remarks on the selection from "Tree of Rivers" (24:48)
  • "Tree of Rivers" (book excerpt) (26:41)

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