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Posts Tagged ‘Muriel Rukeyser’

I Don’t Want To Be This Kind of Hero

By Joanna Penn CooperMay 13, 2019

I took a nap in the day and dreamed I was volunteered by someone to cook dinner for a woman with a newborn. I was to cook for her four times just after the birth of her child, and I was sort of bellyaching about it to a friend, the expense and the time. But…

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Faith Is Found Here: New Year’s Intentions for Artists

By Joanna Penn CooperJanuary 1, 2019

Oftentimes in my teaching of creative writing, I include on the syllabus this passage from the poet Muriel Rukeyser’s book The Life of Poetry:  “Faith is found here, not in a destiny raiding and parceling out knowledge and the earth, but in a people who, person by person, believes itself. Do you accept your own…

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