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Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov : the poetry of politics, the politics of poetry

Presents a collection of essays that converges around the usually close and intense relationship between Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov, two of the most important and remarkable American poets in the second half of the twentieth century. This book examines the issues that drew Levertov and Duncan together, and split them apart.
Print Book, English, 2006
Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif., 2006
xiv, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780804751308, 9780804751315, 0804751307, 0804751315
Decision at the apogee : Robert Duncan's anarchist critique of Denise Levertov / Robert J. Bertholf
Robert Duncan and the question of law : Ernst Kantorowicz and the poet's two bodies / Graça Capinha
Better to stumble to it : the start of Duncan's Letters, poems 1953-1956 / Devin Johnston
Visions of the field in poetry and painting : Denise Levertov, Robert Duncan, and John Button / Donna Krolik Hollenberg
My stories with Robert Duncan / Ellen Tallman
The people's p***k : a dialectical tale / Aaron Shurin
The Hasid and the kabbalist / John Felstiner
Chelsea 8 : political poetry at midcentury / Brett Millier
Poetic authority and the public sphere of politics in the activist 60s : the Duncan-Levertov debate / Anne Dewey
Prophetic frustrations : Robert Duncan's Tribunals / Peter O'Leary
Revolution or death : Levertov's poetry in time of war / Jose Rodriguez Herrera
The vision of a burning babe : Southwell, Levertov, and Duncan / Paul A. Lacey
Poetic language and language poetry : Levertov, Duncan, Creeley / Albert Gelpi
Essays derived from a symposium held at Stanford University on November 7th and 8th, 2003 to mark the publication of The letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov