I have savored her poems like salt, like honey.
—Sam Hamill, The American Poetry Review

The Life Around Us

Fiction by Denise Levertov

As Denise Levertov comments in her brief foreword to The Life Around Us, she has “shared with most poets in every time and place an ardent love of what my eyes and other senses revealed to me in the world we call nature. Yet in this selection of sixty-two poems chosen by the author “celebration and fear of loss are necessarily conjoined.” The Life Around Us shows us both the eternal renewal of the natural world and its imperilment: “In these last few decades of the 20th century it has become ever clearer to all thinking people that although we humans are a part of nature ourselves, we have become, in multifarious ways, an increasingly destructive element within it, shaking and breaking ’the great web’—perhaps irremediably.”

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Paperback (published May 1, 1997)

ISBN
9780811213523
Price US
12.95
Trim Size
5x7
Page Count
96

Clothbound (published May 1, 1997)

ISBN
9780811213516
Trim Size
5x7
Page Count
96

Denise Levertov

Poet and political activist

I have savored her poems like salt, like honey.
—Sam Hamill, The American Poetry Review