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Muriel Rukeyser

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What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.

— Muriel Rukeyser

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The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

— Muriel Rukeyser

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The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.

— Muriel Rukeyser


Always our wars have been our confessions of weakness

— Muriel Rukeyser

#poetry #life

breathe in experience breathe out poetry

— Muriel Rukeyser

#poetry #experience

As we live our truths, we will communicate across all barriers, speaking for the sources of peace. Peace that is not lack of war, but fierce and positive.

— Muriel Rukeyser


We are against war and the sources of war. We are for poetry and the sources of poetry.

— Muriel Rukeyser


In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.

— Muriel Rukeyser

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However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.

— Muriel Rukeyser

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The journey is my home.

— Muriel Rukeyser


About Muriel Rukeyser

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She was 66. Her poem "To be a Jew in the Twentieth Century" (1944) on the theme of Judaism as a gift was adopted by the American Reform and Reconstructionist movements for their prayer books something Rukeyser said "astoniMuriel Rukeyserd" her as Muriel Rukeyser had remained distant from Judaism throughout her early life. In addition to her poetry Muriel Rukeyser wrote a fictionalized memoir The Orgy plays and screenplays and translated work by Octavio Paz and Gunnar Ekelöf.

Muriel Rukeyser (December 15 1913 – February 12 1980) was an American poet and political activist best known for her poems about equality feminism social justice and Judaism. One of her most powerful pieces was a group of poems entitled The Book of the Dead (1938) documenting the details of the Hawk's Nest incident an industrial disaster in which hundreds of miners died of silicosis.

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