In every time there are just a few poets whose work–for its sheer lyric conscience–carries poetry safely into the future. Denise Levertov, as this book shows, is one of them.
—Eavan Boland

Selected Poems of Denise Levertov

Poetry by Denise Levertov

Drawing on six decades of her writing life, this Selected Poems offers a chronological overview of Denise Levertov’s great body of work. Here at last is a clear, unobstructed view of her groundbreaking poetry — the work of a poet who, as Kenneth Rexroth put it, “more than anyone, led the redirection of American poetry … to the mainstream of world literature.”

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Paperback (published September 1, 2002)

ISBN
9780811215541
Price US
14.95
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5x8
Page Count
240

Clothbound (published September 1, 2002)

ISBN
9780811215206
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24.95
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5x8
Page Count
240

Ebook (published September 1, 2002)

ISBN
9780811222396
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14.95
Page Count
240

Denise Levertov

Poet and political activist

In every time there are just a few poets whose work–for its sheer lyric conscience–carries poetry safely into the future. Denise Levertov, as this book shows, is one of them.
—Eavan Boland
Levertov's mastery–more than mastery because she is one of the originators–of contemporary poetic form, informed with a fierce, generous intelligence, can be frightening.
—Ursula K. LeGuin
Denise Levertov has evolved a style of her own, clear, sparse, immediate and vibrant with a very special sensibility and completely feminine insight. She is the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, the most modest, the most moving.
—Kenneth Rexroth, The New York Times Book Review