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Published: 31 January 2013

256 Pages | 12 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748670536

Bookseller Code (06)

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

The Poetics of Connection

Catherine Gander

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Provides a new perspective on the documentary diversity of Muriel Rukeyser's work and influences. This study of twentieth-century American poet Muriel Rukeyser explores the multiple avenues of her 'poetics of connection' to reveal a profound engagement with the equally intertextual documentary genre. It examines previously overlooked photo narratives, poetry, prose and archival material and demonstrates an enduring dialogue between the poet's relational aesthetics and documentary's similarly interdisciplinary and creative approach to the world.