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Rukeyser’s indentations

So, I am curious, why are the lines indented the way they are in Rukeyser’s poem “For My Son”? What is the difference between: You come from poets, kings, bankrupts, preachers, attempted bankrupts, builders of cities, salesmen, the great rabbis, … Continue reading

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How to read Rukeyser?

It seems right to begin this blog on the new Rukeyser website by exploring the different ways of reading that Rukeyser’s poetry invites or compels us to engage in. This semester, I am guiding an independent study on Rukeyser with … Continue reading

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