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Levi, Jan Heller

Overview
Works: 20 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 5,607 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Essays  Live sound recordings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3535.U4, 811.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jan Heller Levi
  • by June Jordan( )
 
Most widely held works by Jan Heller Levi
Once I gazed at you in wonder : poems by Jan Heller Levi( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by a New York writer. In Sex Is Not Important, she writes: "Have you ever seen / those teenagers clenched / on street corners, / repetitively touching lips? / I think it's because / they have nothing to say."
The collected poems of Muriel Rukeyser by Muriel Rukeyser( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muriel Rukeyser held a visionary belief in the human capacity to create social change through language. She earned an international reputation as a powerful voice against enforced silences of all kind, against the violence of war, poverty, and racism. Her eloquent poetry of witness-of the Scottsboro Nine, the Spanish Civil War, the poisoning of the Gauley Bridge laborers-split the darkness covering a shameful world. In addition to the complete texts of her twelve previously published books, this volume also features new poems discovered by the editors; Rukeyser's translations, including the first English translations of Octavio Paz's work; early work by Rukeyser not previously published in book form; and the controversial book-length poem Wake Island. An introduction by the editors traces Rukeyser's life and literary reputation and complements discerning annotations and textual notes to the poems. - Publisher
A Muriel Rukeyser reader by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In many ways," writes Adrienne Rich in her Introduction, "Muriel Rukeyser was beyond her time - and seems, at the edge of the twenty-first century, to have grasped resources we are only now beginning to reach for: the connections between history and the body, memory and politics, sexuality and public space, poetry and physical science, and much else. She spoke as a poet, first and foremost; but she spoke also as a thinking activist, biographer, traveler, explorer of her country's psychic geography." A Muriel Rukeyser Reader gathers a generous selection of poetry and prose spanning the forty-five years of Rukeyser's writing life. Bringing together works only sparsely anthologized or long out of print, this book is a resource for understanding the range, depth, and originality of this pioneering writer whom the poet Anne Sexton named "Muriel, mother of everyone."
Directed by desire : the collected poems of June Jordan by June Jordan( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan gathers the work from Jordan's ten books of poetry and includes many never-before-published poems - including a tender, fierce, and innovative collection of poems written before her death, in 2002, from breast cancer."--Jacket
We're on : a June Jordan reader by June Jordan( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet, activist, and essayist June Jordan is a prolific, significant American writer who pushed the limits of political vision and moral witness, traversing a career of over forty years. With poetry, prose, letters, and more, this reader is a key resource for understanding the scope, complexity, and novelty of this pioneering Black American writer. From "Poem about Police Violence": Tell me something what you think would happen if everytime they kill a black boy then we kill a cop everytime they kill a black man then we kill a cop you think the accident rate would lower subsequently?. I lose consciousness of ugly bestial rabid and repetitive affront as when they tell me 18 cops in order to subdue one man 18 strangled him to death in the ensuing scuffle (don't you idolize the diction of the powerful: subdue and scuffle my oh my) and that the murder that the killing of Arthur Miller on a Brooklyn street was just a "justifiable accident" again (again) People been having accidents all over the globe so long like that I reckon that the only suitable insurance is a gun"--
Skyspeak : poems by Jan Heller Levi( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her second collection, Jan Heller Levi offers ardent, individual poems in a trajectory that seems to suggest a story of one woman's life. But it's the realm of almost, the places of in-between - where rage and resignation, death and rebirth, the sayable and the unsayable, cannot be untwined - that Levi explores in the simultaneously harrowing and haunting Skyspeak. Here again are the delicious humor and the disarming directness - coupled with what Alice Fulton has called Levi's "wicked ear"--That graced her Once I Gazed at You in Wonder."--Jacket
Elegies by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphan by Jan Heller Levi( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switzerland or somewhere poems = Schweiz oder Sonstwo by Jan Heller Levi( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interrupted life: France Morin, Massimo Vignelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switzerland or somewhere : poems = Schweiz oder sonstwo : Gedichte by Jan Heller Levi( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich werde wie wild erblühn : amerikanische Lyrikerinnen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interrupted life by France Morin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day poems = Ein Tag : Gedichte by Jan Heller Levi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marilyn Hacker by Marilyn Hacker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American poets Marilyn Hacker and June Jordan read selections drawn from their own works. Some poems include introductory remarks
The interupted life : [exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 12.09.-29.12.1991] by France Morin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jan Heller Levi, November 10, 1999( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

of The American Poetry Review by Jan Heller Levi( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comprises 1 item, 1 leaf correspondence
June Jordan ; Marilyn Hacker by June Jordan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Directed by desire : the collected poems of June Jordan
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The collected poems of Muriel RukeyserA Muriel Rukeyser readerDirected by desire : the collected poems of June JordanSkyspeak : poems
Alternative Names
Heller Levi, Jan

Jan Heller Levi American writer and academic

Jan Heller Levi Amerikaans dichteres

Jan Heller Levi amerikanische Lyrikerin, Autorin, Herausgeberin

Jan Heller Levi amerikansk poet

Languages
English (44)

German (4)