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May 10, 2020


Cindy Thomson

I found this post Googling The Avowal. This is so interesting. Did you draw from a biography or another source I might want to look at about the author? Thank you.

Jim Gordon

Hello Cindy, and thank you for your question. I'm a long time reader of Levertov's poems, and student of both her life and work. The post was written out of my knowledge of her and her poetry. However there are several important secondary works:
Donna Hollenberg, A Poet's Revolution. The Life of denise Levertov. University of California Press.2013
Dana Greene, Denise Levertov. A Poet's Life. University of Illinois Press, 2012
Michael Murphy and Melissa Bradshaw, This need to dance / this need to kneel. Denise Levertov and the Poetics of Faith. Pickwick (This one is available in Uk on Kindle at a reasonable price)
Hope this helps.
Denise Levertov, New and Selected Essays. New Directions.

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