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Making Peace: Poetry
By Peggy Rosenthal

Making Peace: Poetry

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Making Peace: Poetry by Peggy Rosenthal

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Anti-war poems by Denise Levertov, a passionate advocate of peace and justice and one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century. Denise Levertov achieved recognition as a poet at a young age, winning the admiration of such older poets as T.S. Eliot and William Carlos Williams. Though she initially drew a line between her poetic works and her commitment to peace and justice, the Vietnam War inspired a change, and at the time of her death in 1997, she was acclaimed not only for her poetry, but also for her political engagement. Making Peace collects Levertov's finest poems about war and peace, subjects which she addresses with passion and nuance. Spanning the last three decades of her life, their subjects range from Vietnam to the death-squads of El Salvador to the first Gulf War. Often brutally vividin "The Certainty" she writes, "war / means blood spilling from living bodies"Levertov's poems always have at their core her love for humanity, even as she registers her horror at what humans do to one another. Introduced by Levertov scholar Peggy Rosenthal, these poems mirror the destruction that we witness today, but they also hold within them, as Levertov writes, "a small grain of hope."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811216401
ISBN-10: 0811216403
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 119mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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