This Great Unknowing … displays the passion, lyrical prowess, and spiritual jubilation that filled Levertov's final days … [her] last words are honey and fire on the tongue.
Sojourners

This Great Unknowing

Poetry by Denise Levertov

When Denise Levertov died on December 20, 1997, she left behind forty finished poems which form her last collection, This Great Unknowing. Few poets have possessed so great a gift or so great a body of work––upon her death at age 74, she had been a published poet for more than half a century. Although the poems of This Great Unknowing were not organized by Levertov herself, as were the twenty collections she published with New Directions in her lifetime, the poems themselves shine with the artistry of a writer at the height of her powers.

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Paperback (published September 1, 2000)

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9780811214582
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9.95
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Page Count
80

Ebook (published September 1, 2000)

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9780811223195

Denise Levertov

Poet and political activist

This Great Unknowing … displays the passion, lyrical prowess, and spiritual jubilation that filled Levertov's final days … [her] last words are honey and fire on the tongue.
Sojourners
Her poems bring joy to the ear and, by their transcendental shimmer, inspire a spiritual hunger.
The Bloomsbury Review
Her last 40 poems prove her to be a poet of astounding clarity and vision.
—The Academy of American Poets