Among their topics are from Late Arcade, toward transformation: the contextual turn in US poetry, Denis Levertov
's bridge-poetics of eye-witnessing in the context of her friendship with Robert Duncan, and the codex is broken.
All anthologists should be so lucky: "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to gather the best erotic work by top female poets." Off Enid Shomer went, wherever the trail led -- to poems by Denise Levertov
, Sharon Olds, Erica Jong, Anne Sexton, Nikki Giovanni, and Audre Lorde, in addition to Shomer's own stellar work.
In the final three chapters on Denise Levertov
and Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and the Language poets, Hickman focuses more on social and historical contexts and the ways in which these poets became actors within them.
Biscardi's poet choices for these include Emily Dickinson, Denise Levertov
, Thornton Wilder, Allen Ginsberg, Sheldon Harnick, Muriel Rukeyser, and Carl Sandburg.
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's Poetic Gifts and Her Hidden Inheritance from Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi" at...
and Robert Duncan maintained a warm and productive friendship for decades and then, distracted by the furies unleashed by the Vietnam War, ended their relationship.
The duo will perform poetry by Denise Levertov
, William Stafford, Arne Garbourg, Charles Grandmougin and Patricia Burns.
The Professor's contributions to literary study, including his work on Denise Levertov
, and including in these pages (Vols.
Her latest book is Denise Levertov
: A Poet's Life.]
Later essays in this volume provide close readings of spirituality in the poetry of Henry Constable, Rainer Maria Rilke, Eliot, and Denise Levertov
. Some original ideas emerge in other essays on "reading poetry as" lectio divina, spiritual transformation, or active contemplation.
Too many instances of bigoted violence prove this little prints truth: We are doing a poor job of being converted from, in poet Denise Levertov
's words, "the worst our kind can do." Everything in me resists admitting the racism woven into our societal fabric, but Catlett instructs me that living with "a special fear for my loved ones" is unacceptable.
But I'm here because of "Stepping Westward," Levertov
's two-line stanzas down the page like a ladder I clung to from that shockingly high aloneness, my first adventure.