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Larry Levis (1946–1996)

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12+ Works 506 Membros 4 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Larry Levis (1946-1996), a native of Fresno, California, wrote six books of poetry: Wrecking Crew (1972), The Afterlife (1976), The Dollmaker's Ghost (1981), Winter Stars (1985), The Widening Spell of the Leaves (1991), and Elegy (1997)
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Obras por Larry Levis

Associated Works

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contribuidor — 774 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Of Solitude and Silence (1981) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Artista da capa — 7 exemplares
Poetry Magazine Vol. 205 No. 2, November 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Antaeus No. 34, Summer 1979 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Levis, Larry Patrick
Data de nascimento
1946-09-30
Data de falecimento
1996-05-08
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Fresno, California, USA
Local de falecimento
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Ocupações
poet

Membros

Críticas

Some really incredible poems in here. Definitely going to reread, and then again (and maybe again...)
 
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KatrinkaV | 1 outra crítica | Oct 4, 2023 |
Winter Stars blends an intense immediacy of naturalistic images with a surrealist wandering. I felt like I was traversing a narrow path being led by light and echos from the past.
 
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b.masonjudy | 1 outra crítica | Apr 3, 2020 |
Larry Levis is easily one of the greatest American poets in the second half of the twentieth century, right up there with Levine and Berryman, though as different in style and concern as those two poets are from each other. Levis uses language as a breathless conduit that runs through the land to the body and flows out into a panorama that wryly but bravely confront what it means to be alive and to be human. That explanation, the talk of poets addressing what is to be human and what it is to be alive, is a bit played out maybe. However, isn't that what great poetry does, whether it is very personal or very worldly? (and Levis at his best is able to transition seamlessly into the other and back again). He explores that in depth with weight but not without humor. These explorations get more involved with each collection, and his poems stylistically go from short to moderate phrases to phrases that stretch like the longest notes of a trumpet, questions and images literally taking our breath away as we read them. I can only justify my esteem for this work so much, and it also cheap and recycled from others. I implore you to get your eyes on the work itself and be impressed, hopefully moved, amazed as I am.… (mais)
 
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poetontheone | Dec 15, 2016 |
The poem said he was going over to your place.
 
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tgoodson | Aug 10, 2008 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
12
Also by
15
Membros
506
Popularidade
#48,975
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
4
ISBN
25
Marcado como favorito
6

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