Making Peace: Poetry
By (author) Peggy Rosenthal
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Making Peace: Poetry by Peggy Rosenthal
Book DescriptionAnti-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 DetailsISBN: 9780811216401
(178mm x 119mm x 7mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Poets' Jesus, Paperback (January 2002)
Poets have always been the medium through which a culture talks of, and to, its gods. Despite the 20th century's self-definition as a secular and post-Christian epoch, this text shows it has produced poetry about Jesus of surprising quality and variety.
Divine Inspiration, Hardback (November 1997)» View all books by Peggy Rosenthal
The Bible is a leading source of inspiration for Western literature, and in particular, the life of Jesus has drawn the attention of artists and writers throughout the ages. This volume present 280 poems from world literature focusing on Jesus's life and teaching.
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