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About the Author

Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) was a prolific poet, playwright, biographer, novelist, children's book author, and political activist. Her first collection of poetry, 1935's Theory of Flight, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. During her life she was the recipient of a National Institute of Arts and Letters award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Levinson Prize for Poetry, and the Shelley Memorial Award, among other honors.
Jan Heller Levi's third collection of poems, Orphan, will be published in January 2014 by Alice James Books. She is the editor of A Muriel Rukeyser Reader and is currently writing a biography of Rukeyser, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf, with Christoph Keller. She teaches at Hunter College in New York City.
Christoph Keller, a Swiss novelist and playwright now living in New York, has published more than ten books in German, among them his bestselling memoir The Best Dancer, about his life with a disability. He is co-author, with Jan Heller Levi, of the forthcoming biography of Muriel Rukeyser. Keller is also currently working on a collection of short stories in English.


Rukeyser appears more and more as an exemplary American modernist, the lyric poet of epic awareness.
The breadth, innovation, variety, and daring of Muriel Rukeyser's work have always defied efforts to confine her. Rukeyser's poetry is unequalled in the twentieth-century United States in its range of reference, its generosity of vision, and its energy.--Adrienne Rich