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Learning to Love Creation: The Religious Tenor of Contemporary Ecopoetry

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Unlike most environmental prose, present-day “ecopoetry” centers its imaginative attention on praise rather than protest, love of earth rather than rage. It reflects newfound awareness of nature’s ... More


In Search of Voice: 1947-1955

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details events in Denise Levertov's life after she set sail for Holland in January 1947, to work as an au pair. Levertov was barely twenty-three when she left England presumably for ... More


“A Cataract Filming Over My Inner Eyes”: 1962-1967

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1962 to 1967. The 1960s was an auspicious time to be a poet. Poetry magazines, publishing houses, poetry readings, and ... More


Coming to a New Country: 1976-1981

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1976 to 1981. The trauma of the last few years, while not over, seemed to be abating for Levertov. The war had ended; her friendship ... More


The Making of a Poet: 1956-1961

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details events in the life of Denise Levertov from 1956 to 1961. This period was filled not only with cares of family life but the opportunity to acclimate herself in America and to hone ... More


“Staying Alive”: 1968-1971

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1968 to 1971. As “poet in the world,” Levertov's writing reflected the great social upheaval in American society in the late 1960s. ... More


“The Thread”: 1982-1984

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1982 to 1984. “The Thread,” a poem of the 1960s, reflected Levertov's ongoing awareness of her vocation. In the early 1980s at age ... More


“Making Peace”: 1985-1988

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1985 to 1988. The years 1985–1988 were rich and productive. Levertov continued to live in Somerville and Palo Alto, teach, attend to ... More


“A Definite and Peculiar Destiny”: 1923-1946

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the early life of Denise Levertov. Denise was born in Ilford, on October 24, 1923, to Beatrice Spooner-Jones and Paul Levertoff. Her older sister Olga was nine. Eight months ... More


The Borderland: 1989-1992

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1989 to 1992. Levertov was a peripatetic who changed residence more than twenty times, not including shuttling from Somerville to ... More


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