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Author photo. Portriat of Denise Levertov taken by Elsa Dorfman on Flagg St, Cambridge, MA

Portriat of Denise Levertov taken by Elsa Dorfman on Flagg St, Cambridge, MA

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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 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)
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Selected Poems 191 copies, 2 reviews
Breathing the Water 122 copies, 1 review
Poems 1968-1972 108 copies, 1 review
This Great Unknowing 106 copies, 2 reviews
Poems, 1960-1967 106 copies
Sands of the Well 88 copies, 1 review
In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali (Joint Author) 80 copies, 3 reviews
Relearning the Alphabet 74 copies, 2 reviews
O Taste and See 58 copies
Oblique Prayers 58 copies, 3 reviews
Door in the Hive 57 copies, 2 reviews
Footprints. 50 copies
Poems 1972-1982 48 copies
To Stay Alive 44 copies
Here and Now 10 copies
Embroideries 2 copies
5 Poems 2 copies
Poems 1 copy
Daybreak 1 copy
Feet 1 copy
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Contributor) 1,118 copies, 9 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 863 copies, 7 reviews
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor) 680 copies, 3 reviews
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 358 copies, 1 review
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 302 copies, 3 reviews
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (Contributor) 288 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (Contributor) 279 copies
The Best American Poetry 1999 (Contributor) 209 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 172 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1997 (Contributor) 163 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 142 copies, 1 review
Poems from the Women's Movement (Contributor) 100 copies
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (Contributor; Contributor) 34 copies, 2 reviews
AQA Anthology (Author, some editions) 18 copies
Modern Women Poets (Contributor) 14 copies
Poetry in Crystal (Contributor) 12 copies
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (Contributor) 7 copies
Epitaphs for Lorine (Contributor) 5 copies
Seventh Street (Introduction) 4 copies
The Buffalo Sequence (Introduction, some editions) 2 copies
In'hui, No.9 (Contributor) 1 copy

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