Denise Levertov 1923-1997

Denise Levertov
1923 - 1997

Denise Levertov (1923-1997) English-born American poet and essayist known for her free verse poems. She wrote verse in natural, straightforward language that reflected her sharp powers of observation. She was a devoted activist for peace and justice. Both politics and war are major themes in her poetry. Levertov wrote many poems that show her opposition to American participation in the Vietnam War (1957-1975). She also wrote poems on ecology, nuclear disarmament, and feminist issues.

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Selected Poems by Denise Levertov