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Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Dana Greene


Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923–1997) “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, ... and the most moving.” Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books of essays, and several translations, Levertov became a lauded and honored poet. Born in England, she published her first book of poems at age twenty-three, but it was not until she married and came to the United States in 1948 that she found her poetic voice, helped by the likes of William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, and Robert Creeley. Shortly before her death in 1997, the woman who claimed no ... More

Keywords: Denise Levertov, poet, poet laureate, biography, lyric poetry, political poetry, natural poetry, religious poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037108
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana Greene, author
Oxford College of Emory University