Thursday, October 5, 2006  8:00pm The Kraft Center, Davis Auditorium

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BREAKING OPEN: CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF MURIEL RUKEYSER

With Suzanne Gardinier, Jan Heller Levi, Adrienne Rich & Hugh Seidman At Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University (enter at 116th & Broadway) Admission Free

Readings and discussion highlight the life and poetry of Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), visionary poet, political activist, and unparalleled voice in twentieth century American literature.

Suzanne Gardinier’s books include the poetry collection The New World and a book of essays on poetry, A World That Will Hold All the People. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

Jan Heller Levi, editor of A Muriel Rukeyser Reader, is working on a biography of Rukeyser. The author of two collections of poetry, she teaches at Hunter College.

Adrienne Rich is the author of nearly twenty volumes of poetry, including The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Hugh Seidman's six books of poetry include Collecting Evidence and Somebody Stand Up and Sing.

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