Books: Rukeyser 2

U. S. 1— Muriel Rukeyser — Covici, Friede ($2).

One of those who take the contemporary U. S. hard is young Manhattan Poet Muriel Rukeyser. Living in the nation's richest city, she is pinched by a sense of waste: a waste of spirit matching a material waste. To remedy the latter she counts on radical reform, if not revolution; to remedy the former she counts on mental and emotional continence. To help remedy both at once she writes poems that are at once radical and continent.

Less than continent are the christenings that Poet...