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Jewish Women on the Map - Muriel Rukeyser's Poem "Rune"


Muriel Rukeyser's Poem "Rune"
7500 Maple Avenue
Tahoma Park, MD
United States

In 2007, in honor of National Poetry Month, members of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library created the urban poetry walk "Spring for Poetry in Takoma Park." The walk features a diverse selection of 34 poems by American poets, produced as 13 x 19-inch color posters, framed and mounted on steel street sign poles.

Muriel Rukeyser's "Rune" (pictured below) is one of the poems found in Jequie Park at the gazebo. Muriel Rukeyser was a challenging poet whose work mixed together radical politics and a spiritual quest. You can learn more about her in This Week in History and Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

Her poem "My Papa's Waltz" is also featured on the walk at the Westmoreland Playground.

Learn more about the "Spring for Poetry in Takoma Park" walk here, here, and here.

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