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Biography of Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov (1923 - 1997)

Denise Levertov (October 24, 1923 - December 20, 1997) was a British born American poet. Born in Ilford, Essex, England, her mother was Welsh, and her father was an Anglican parson who had immigrated from Germany, and had been raised a Hasidic Jew.

She was educated at home, had an early childhood enthusiasm for writing, and at the age of 12 sent some of her poetry to T. S. Eliot who replied with a two page letter of encouragement.

She served as a civilian nurse in London during the bombings of World War II.

Her first book of poetry, The Double Image, was published in 1946.

She married an American writer, Mitchell Goodman, in 1947, and moved to the United States in 1948, living primarily in New York City, and in Maine during the summer.

She published her first American book Here and Now in 1956, and with the publication of With Eyes at the Back of our Heads in 1959 she began to gain wide acclaim. She went on to publish many prize-winning volumes of poetry, become involved in anti-war movements, and for eleven years, from 1982 to 1993 taught at Stanford University.

She died on December 27, 1997 at the age of 74, from complications of lymphoma.


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56 Poems written by Denise Levertov

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Page ViewsPoemComments
7557 The Ache Of Marriage
7084 Talking to Grief
5780 Adam's Complaint Comments and analysis of Adam's Complaint by Denise Levertov 75 Comments
5671 To the Snake
5657 In Mind
5422 The Avowal Comments and analysis of The Avowal by Denise Levertov 3 Comments
5265 Losing Track
4918 People at Night Comments and analysis of People at Night by Denise Levertov 3 Comments
4793 In California During the Gulf War Comments and analysis of In California During the Gulf War by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
4667 Wanting The Moon
4636 The Mutes Comments and analysis of The Mutes by Denise Levertov 4 Comments
4572 Aware Comments and analysis of Aware by Denise Levertov 62 Comments
4421 The Breathing
4385 On the Mystery of the Incarnation Comments and analysis of On the Mystery of the Incarnation by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
4130 Illustrious Ancestors Comments and analysis of Illustrious Ancestors by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
3918 Sojourns in the Parallel World Comments and analysis of Sojourns in the Parallel World by Denise Levertov 20 Comments
3841 Stepping Westward
3568 September 1961 Comments and analysis of September 1961 by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
3253 Looking, Walking, Being
3220 Settling Comments and analysis of Settling by Denise Levertov 3 Comments
3206 Seeing For A Moment
3199 Celebration
3181 The Rainwalkers
2960 Contraband
2888 To the Reader
2858 The Dog of Art
2816 Ikon: The Harrowing of Hell
2779 Pleasures
2750 St. Peter and the Angel
2693 Everything That Acts Is Actual Comments and analysis of Everything That Acts Is Actual by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
2608 The Garden Wall
2563 The Quest
2535 On a Theme by Thomas Merton
2527 Bearing the Light
2385 The Great Black Heron
2381 An Embroidery
2311 Hymn To Eros
2302 From the Roof
2253 The Métier of Blossoming
2235 Psalm Concerning the Castle Comments and analysis of Psalm Concerning the Castle by Denise Levertov 9 Comments
2191 An excerpt from "Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus"
2133 Zeroing In
2077 The Well
2008 Triple Feature
1977 Grey Sparrow Addresses the Mind's Ear
1949 The Elves
1879 The Sea's Wash In The Hollow Of The Heart...
1814 The Secret Comments and analysis of The Secret by Denise Levertov 6 Comments
1514 Variation On A Theme By Rilke Comments and analysis of Variation On A Theme By Rilke by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
1510 Wedding-Ring Comments and analysis of Wedding-Ring by Denise Levertov 4 Comments
1480 Living Comments and analysis of Living by Denise Levertov 8 Comments
1041 What Were They Like? Comments and analysis of What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov 117 Comments
877 A Tree Telling of Orpheus Comments and analysis of A Tree Telling of Orpheus by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
481 Web
228 The Thread
158 Intrusion


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