As Burke observes in a shimmering introduction, citing poet Denise Levertov
, remembering the martyrs fuels our protest against the injustices of history and moves us to replace the "imagination of war" with an "imagination of peace" (xi).
announced his intention to leave the firm this spring.
through the crack in that sky beyond hope the universal book, Guillen, the makers of verse are the fashioners of the emotions of the makers of a discordant registry, Levertov
, all joined with the casters of bitter spells, Trilce, so that those who reside within me, without being in me--Rosalia, Cunqueiro--might invoke an echoless sky inside me
If other participants in The New American Poetry anthology, such as Frank O'Hara, Paul Blackburn, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov
, and Gary Snyder, are known for the immediacy of their poetry, for graphing the phenomenology of a specific moment, the poets mentioned above set the present moment within a vast field of challenging intellectual, historical, and theoretical matter.
One of the deep joys of my vocation has been the opportunity to introduce predominantly Evangelical Christian students in general education courses to the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Denise Levertov
This is sophisticated music and a welcome extension of the work of Levertov
His investigations are presented in the form of case studies, which examine the civic poetry of Charles Olson, addressed to the New England town of Gloucester; the wartime correspondence and poetry of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov
and their rhetorical strategies in addressing the Vietnam War; the ways in which Lorenzo Thomas and Edward Dorn have used poetry to query race, politics, and mass media; and poetry as part of protest strategies in response to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The others are Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, William Carlos Williams, Robert Hayden, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, Denise Levertov
Cummings, Denise Levertov
, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams.
, Anne Bradstreet and Gwendolyn Brooks remind Boland, in very different ways, of the irrevocable connection between experience and the poet, and about the significance of the historical moment as it applies to reading poetry.
Through three case studies in "Sorrentino the Reviewer" Perloff demonstrates how Sorrentino's sharp readings of poets such as Denise Levertov
, Lorine Niedecker, and David Antin were eerily prescient of what would become standard readings of these poets years later, acknowledging their strengths (Levertov
's "meditative lyrics" Niedecker's "minimalist lyric," Antin's "poeticity") and their weaknesses (Levertov
's "shrill didactic voice [in her] Vietnam poems").
was highly praised as a lyric poet of considerable sensitivity whose poems were succinct (at times mystical, at times sensuous) and whose technical gifts were impeccable.