Category Archives: Rukeyser (Muriel)

Finding Hope in Dark Times

If you need to poem to give you hope as Donald Trump tries to blow up the world order, check out Muriel Rukeyser’s “I lived in the first century of world wars.”

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Rosh Hashanah – A Stirring of Wonder

Two poems, by Muriel Rukeyser and Denise Levertov, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah by

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The Journeys of the Night Survive

“Akiba” is a powerful Passover poem by Muriel Rukeyser that links the flight from Egypt to other liberation struggles.

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