Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 24th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 316,734 comments.
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.


Biography by: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Denise Levertov.


56 Poems written by Denise Levertov

The poems are by default sorted according to volume, but you can also choose to sort them alphabetically or by page views.

Volume | Alphabetically | [Page Views] | Comments | First Lines


Page ViewsPoemComments
7958 The Ache Of Marriage
7525 Talking to Grief
6221 Adam's Complaint Comments and analysis of Adam's Complaint by Denise Levertov 89 Comments
6026 The Avowal Comments and analysis of The Avowal by Denise Levertov 3 Comments
6012 To the Snake
5856 In Mind
5092 People at Night Comments and analysis of People at Night by Denise Levertov 3 Comments
4960 In California During the Gulf War Comments and analysis of In California During the Gulf War by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
4886 Aware Comments and analysis of Aware by Denise Levertov 65 Comments
4741 On the Mystery of the Incarnation Comments and analysis of On the Mystery of the Incarnation by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
4690 The Breathing
4468 Illustrious Ancestors Comments and analysis of Illustrious Ancestors by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
4250 Sojourns in the Parallel World Comments and analysis of Sojourns in the Parallel World by Denise Levertov 25 Comments
3901 September 1961 Comments and analysis of September 1961 by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
3487 Looking, Walking, Being
3470 Celebration
3439 Seeing For A Moment
3416 Settling Comments and analysis of Settling by Denise Levertov 4 Comments
3191 Contraband
3103 The Dog of Art
3072 To the Reader
3050 Ikon: The Harrowing of Hell
3021 Pleasures
2931 St. Peter and the Angel
2899 Everything That Acts Is Actual Comments and analysis of Everything That Acts Is Actual by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
2823 The Garden Wall
2801 On a Theme by Thomas Merton
2791 Bearing the Light
2755 The Quest
2726 An Embroidery
2701 The Secret Comments and analysis of The Secret by Denise Levertov 24 Comments
2485 Hymn To Eros
2478 From the Roof
2474 The Métier of Blossoming
2445 Psalm Concerning the Castle Comments and analysis of Psalm Concerning the Castle by Denise Levertov 11 Comments
2410 Wedding-Ring Comments and analysis of Wedding-Ring by Denise Levertov 5 Comments
2367 An excerpt from "Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus"
2324 Zeroing In
2271 The Well
2218 Living Comments and analysis of Living by Denise Levertov 22 Comments
2215 Variation On A Theme By Rilke Comments and analysis of Variation On A Theme By Rilke by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
2192 Grey Sparrow Addresses the Mind's Ear
2179 The Elves
2175 Triple Feature
2036 The Sea's Wash In The Hollow Of The Heart...
1501 What Were They Like? Comments and analysis of What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov 125 Comments
1229 A Tree Telling of Orpheus Comments and analysis of A Tree Telling of Orpheus by Denise Levertov 1 Comment
777 Web
412 The Thread
339 Intrusion
218 The Mutes Comments and analysis of The Mutes by Denise Levertov 8 Comments
149 The Great Black Heron
142 Losing Track
109 Stepping Westward
96 Wanting The Moon
81 The Rainwalkers


Books by Denise Levertov
Click here for books by Denise Levertov.
Levertov Info


Information
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links