Rukeyser’s indentations

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Elisabeth Däumer 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, the kings of Ireland, failed drygoods storekeepers, beautiful women of the songs, great horsemen, tyrannical fathers at the shore of ocean, the western mothers lookng west beyond from their windows, the families escaping over the sea hurriedly and by night-- the roundtowers of the Celtic violet sunset, the diseased, the radiant, fliers, [...]

2012-05-15T16:41:50+00:00May 15, 2012|Ruke Blog|0 Comments

How to read Rukeyser?

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Elisabeth Däumer 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 Chelsea Lonsdale, a student who will join EMU's graduate program in Written Communication in the fall (2012) and who is currently completing an undergraduate thesis on craft--the "craft" of composition and "craft" if I understand her correctly in general. So part of what we'll do together is to "read" individual poems by [...]

2012-05-15T12:36:46+00:00May 15, 2012|Ruke Blog|6 Comments
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