A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Hollenberg

By Donna Hollenberg

this primary full-length biography of Anglo- American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to existence one of many significant voices of the second one 1/2 the 20 th century, while American poetry was once a strong impact world wide. Drawing on exhaustive archival examine and interviews with seventy five buddies of Levertov, in addition to on Levertov’s complete opus, Donna Krolik Hollenberg’s authoritative biography captures the total complexity of Levertov as either girl and artist, and the dynamic international she inhabited. She charts Levertov’s adolescence in England because the daughter of a Russian Hasidic father and a Welsh mom, her event as a nurse in London in the course of WWII, her marriage to an American after the conflict, and her circulation to big apple urban the place she turned a huge determine within the American poetry scene. the writer chronicles Levertov’s position as a passionate social activist in unstable occasions and her value as a instructor of writing. eventually, Hollenberg indicates how the non secular size of Levertov’s poetry deepened towards the tip of her lifestyles, in order that her ultimate volumes hyperlink lyric notion with political and spiritual commitment.

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