Why Muriel Rukeyser? Why a website just for her?

Posted on June 16, 2012 by Elisabeth Däumer Friends, colleagues, and students have asked me: Why Rukeyser? What's so special about her? Why create a Muriel Rukeyser website? Why make her the focus of an interdisciplinary online "meeting place"? I've been thinking how best to say this and have come up with four primary reasons: 1. Her poetry makes things happen--it has a peculiar type of energy which emerges when it's read in groups. 2. We still don't know how to read her work. We seem to figure out how to read some of her poems--for instance "Book of the [...]