Picture of author.

Denise Levertov (1923–1997)

Teoksen Selected Poems tekijä

76+ Works 2,726 Jäsentä 23 arvostelua 14 Favorited

About the Author

Born in Essex, England, Denise Levertov became a U.S. citizen after her marriage to Mitchell Goodman, the writer who was indicted, with Benjamin Spock and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, for his antiwar activities. She came to New York to live in 1948. Levertov acknowledges that her writing was näytä lisää influenced by William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson, and Robert Duncan. After her first book, The Double Image (1946), was published in England in 1946, she did not produce another volume until 1957, when City Lights brought out Here and Now. In 1961 she was poetry editor for the Nation, and in 1965 she received the grant in literature from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Her essays collected in The Poet in the World (1973) and Light Up the Cave are written with a penetrating intelligence. Winner of numerous awards and prizes, she is a poet of reverence and fierce moral drive. Denise Levertov died December 20, 1997. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Portriat of Denise Levertov taken by Elsa Dorfman on Flagg St, Cambridge, MA

Tekijän teokset

Selected Poems (1986) 203 kappaletta
Breathing the Water (1987) 132 kappaletta
This Great Unknowing (1999) 110 kappaletta
Poems 1968-1972 (1987) 110 kappaletta
Poems, 1960-1967 (1983) 109 kappaletta
Collected Earlier Poems, 1940-1960 (1979) 106 kappaletta
Sands of the Well (1996) 94 kappaletta
In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali (1967) — Joint Author — 85 kappaletta
The Sorrow Dance: Poems (1966) 83 kappaletta
Relearning the Alphabet (1656) 77 kappaletta
The Jacob's Ladder (1961) 74 kappaletta
Tesserae: Memories & Suppositions (1995) 73 kappaletta
New & Selected Essays (1992) 69 kappaletta
O Taste and See (1964) 67 kappaletta
Door in the Hive (1656) 59 kappaletta
Light Up the Cave (1981) 59 kappaletta
Oblique Prayers (1984) 59 kappaletta
Life in the Forest (1978) 58 kappaletta
Candles in Babylon (1982) 57 kappaletta
Footprints. (1971) 52 kappaletta
Poems 1972-1982 (2001) 50 kappaletta
To Stay Alive (1971) 47 kappaletta
New Selected Poems (2003) 17 kappaletta
Mary Randlett Landscapes (2007) 16 kappaletta
Here and Now (1956) 10 kappaletta
Overland to the Islands (1958) 7 kappaletta
Seasons of Light (1988) 7 kappaletta
The double image (1946) 4 kappaletta
Denise Levertov (1994) 2 kappaletta
5 Poems 2 kappaletta
A Wanderer's Daysong (1981) 2 kappaletta
Modulations for solo voice (1977) 2 kappaletta
Embroideries 2 kappaletta
Beyond the Field 1 kappale
Att leva : dikter om frihet (1994) 1 kappale
Feet (1997) 1 kappale
Three poems 1 kappale
Poems 1 kappale
Blue Africa 1 kappale
Window-Blind 1 kappale
Daybreak 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Avustaja — 1,224 kappaletta
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset902 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Avustaja — 736 kappaletta
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Avustaja — 394 kappaletta
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Avustaja, eräät painokset380 kappaletta
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Avustaja — 364 kappaletta
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Avustaja — 344 kappaletta
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Avustaja — 325 kappaletta
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Avustaja — 319 kappaletta
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Avustaja — 313 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Avustaja — 295 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 208 kappaletta
The Art of Losing (2010) — Avustaja — 191 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Avustaja — 166 kappaletta
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Avustaja — 107 kappaletta
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
Poetry (1962) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Avustaja; Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Where is Vietnam? American poets respond; an anthology of contemporary poems (1967) — Avustaja, eräät painokset32 kappaletta
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
AQA Anthology (2002) — Tekijä, eräät painokset19 kappaletta
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
EVERGREEN REVIEW: VOL. 3, NO. 9: SUMMER 1959 (1959) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Epitaphs for Lorine — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Seventh Street (1961) — Johdanto — 4 kappaletta
Peace or perish : a crisis anthology — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
The Buffalo Sequence (1977) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2 kappaletta
Poetry Magazine Vol. 109 No. 6, March 1967 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
In'hui, No.9 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla




Poems in this volume are about peacemaking from Vietnam to the death squads in El Salvador to the first Gulf War.
Merkitty asiattomaksi
PendleHillLibrary | Oct 27, 2022 |
I find my first encounter with Denise Levertov somehow ordinary. As elusive as some of the poems are, chronologically arranged, some does not stir enough of anything to leave a mark. Though this also reflects deeply on a number of virtues and the sublimity of nature, its mysticism is not as personally transcendent as let's say Mary Oliver's whose works bower places for me despite my non-belief.

** "What patience a landscape has, like an old horse,
head down in its field.
Grey days,
air and fine rain cling, become one, hovering till at last,
languidly, rain relinquishes that embrace, consents
to fall. What patience a hill, a plain,
a band of woodland holding still, have, and the slow falling
of grey rain...Is it blind faith? Is it
merely a way to deeply rest? Is the horse
only resigned, or has it
some desireable knowledge, an enclosed meadow
quite other than its sodden field,
which patience is the key to? Has it already,
within itself, entered the sunwarmed shelter?"

(I very much loved Patience, Visitation Overflow, and Memory demands so much.)

As a collection I also struggle to associate it with anything which is one of my criteria in placing a poetry collection in high regard, some has softly torn a part of my soul: Szymborska's Here reminds me of the fragility of existence, O'Hara's Lunch Poems makes me fall in love with the city life again amidst the weight and demand, Neruda's The Captain's Verses (or any poetry collection of his) caresses me with sensuality and adoration whilst both Plath's Ariel: The Restored Edition (not the one rearranged by the notorious Ted Hughes!) and Bukowski's You Get So Alone At Times It Just Makes Sense let me taste the familiar grit, rawness, and dirt of living (and personal demons) every time. Nonetheless, when Levertov's poem is lucid and vivid it is a moment in itself. This does not shy me away with Levertov's works at all but rather determines me to find a collection of hers which will wholeheartedly speak to me.

Other noteworthy lines:

** "Perhaps through a lifetime what I've desired
has always been to return
to that endless giving and receiving, the wholeness
of that attention,
that once-in-a-lifetime
secret communion."

** "Westering sun a mist of gold
between solemnities of crowded vertical
poplar twigs. The mountain's
wester slow is touched
weightlessly with what will be, soon,
the afterglow."

** " [...] Nostalgia
comes if it must, but is not for borrowing.
I see, I know, the desecration, I taste
the degrading sickly bile of that knowledge —
but I did not witness flower or fruit,
a specific locus, an ancestral ground.
What I hold are the links the mind
forges between a vanished field of imagined trees
and their peers remembered, the shine
of stolen cherries, far off
in time and in place; and also by now perhaps
vanished, that field built over."
… (lisätietoja)
Merkitty asiattomaksi
lethalmauve | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 25, 2021 |
I got this collection because I was really floored by a poem from it, however upon rereading I couldn't place which poem it was. Levertov vacillates between metaphysical musing and relaying more concrete social realities and concerns. The space where these overlap captured my interest most, however there were not as many of these moments as I would've hoped for.
Merkitty asiattomaksi
b.masonjudy | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 5, 2020 |
I read the poems, but didn't really get a sense of them, which is true for many books of poems I read. Mainly, poems either appeal to me instantly or I can't really fathom them. Levertov's poems in this book touch on many themes and images, many of them lovely, some religious, others political. The images didn't touch me this time. It's just me, not her.
Merkitty asiattomaksi
Marse | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 2, 2019 |


You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
Arvio (tähdet)
Kuinka monen suosikki
Keskustelun kohteita

Taulukot ja kaaviot