Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov (lĕv´ərtôf´), 1923–97, Anglo-American poet, b. Ilford, England. Educated in England, she came to the United States in 1948. Her spare, emotional poems hint at an intuitive order behind the apparent chaos in modern life. Her later work is marked by an awareness of issues concerning women. Collections of her poetry include The Double Image (1946), Here and Now (1957), The Sorrow Dance (1967), Relearning the Alphabet (1970), Footprints: Poems (1972), Oblique Players (1984), and A Door in the Hive (1989). An essayist and translator, she also was a political activist.

See biographies by D. Greene (2012) and D. Hollenberg (2013); studies by L. Wagner (1967) and H. Marten (1989).

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Denise Levertov: Selected full-text books and articles

A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov By Donna Krolik Hollenberg University of California Press, 2013
Collected Earlier Poems, 1940-1960 By Denise Levertov New Directions, 1979
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Poems, 1960-1967 By Denise Levertov New Directions, 1983
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Poems 1968-1972 By Denise Levertov New Directions Pub. Corp., 1987
Librarian's tip: "Relearning the Alphabet" begins on p. 1, and "Footprints" begins on p. 193
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New & Selected Essays By Denise Levertov New Directions, 1992
The Migrant Muse: Roots and Airplants By Levertov, Denise Mennonite Quarterly Review, Vol. 72, No. 4, October 1998
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Denise Levertov: Poet and Pilgrim By Greene, Dana Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 2010
Mysterious Music: Rhythm and Free Verse By G. Burns Cooper Stanford University, 1998
Librarian's tip: "Denise Levertov, Southern British English, and Parallelism" begins on p. 166
The Poet's "Caressive Sight": Denise Levertov's Transactions with Nature By Poks, Malgorzata Text Matters, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 2011
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Presence, Silence and the Holy in Denise Levertov's Poems (1) By Dougherty, James Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 58, No. 4, Summer 2006
Denise Levertov: Testimonies of the Lived Life By Lacey, Paul A Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 53, No. 4, Summer 2001
Denise Levertov and the Poetry of Incarnation By Lynch, Denise E Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 50, No. 1-2, Fall 1997
Musing of Nature: The Mysteries of Contemplation and the Sources of Myth in Denise Levertov's Poetry By Herrera, Jose Rodriguez Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 50, No. 1-2, Fall 1997
The Letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams By William Carlos Williams; Denise Levertov; Christopher MacGowan New Directions, 1998
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Interview with Denise Levertov By Block, Ed, Jr Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 50, No. 1-2, Fall 1997
Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook By Mary R. Reichardt Greenwood Press, 2001
Librarian's tip: "Denise Levertov (1923-1997)" begins on p. 220
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