Denise Levertov: Poems

Bibliography

Primary works

The Double Image (London, UK: The Cresset Press, 1946)
Here and Now (San Francisco, CA: City Lights Pocket Book Shop, The Pocket Poets Series: Number Six, 1956)
Overland to the Islands (Highlands, NC: Jonathan Williams, Publisher, 1958)
With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1959)
The Jacob's Ladder (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1961)
O Taste and See: New Poems (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1964)
The Sorrow Dance (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1967)
Relearning the Alphabet (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1970)
To Stay Alive (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1971)
Footprints (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1972)
The Freeing of the Dust (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1975)
Life in the Forest (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1978)
Collected Earlier Poems 1940–1960 (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1979)
Pig Dreams: Scenes from the Life of Sylvia (Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, 1981), Pastels by Liebe Coolidge
Candles in Babylon (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1982)
Poems 1960–1967 (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1983)
Oblique Prayers: New Poems (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1984)
Poems 1968–1972 (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1987)
Breathing the Water (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1987)
A Door in the Hive (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1989)
Evening Train (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1992)
A Door in the Hive / Evening Train (1993) ISBN 1-85224-159-4
Sands of the Well (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1996)
This Great Unknowing: Last Poems (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2000), With a Note on the Text by Paul A. Lacey
Poems 1972–1982 (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, New Directions Paperbook NDP913, 2001)

Collections

  • "The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 11/2013), Edited and Annotated by Paul A. Lacey and Anne Dewey, with an Introduction by Eavan Boland, Afterword by Paul A. Lacey & Anne Dewey
  • The Life Around Us: Selected Poems on Nature (1997)
  • Making Peace (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, New Directions Bibelot NDP1023, 2005), Edited, with an Introduction, by Peggy Rosenthal
  • The Stream & the Sapphire: Selected Poems on Religious Themes (1997)
  • Selected Poems (UK: Bloodaxe Books, 1986). ISBN 0-906427-85-1
This is not to be confused with the 2002 US volume of the same title. From Neil Astley, of Bloodaxe Books:
"Selected Poems (1986) had no editor as such: the book was edited by Bloodaxe Books in consultation with Denise Levertov, with helpful suggestions made by Linda Anderson and Cynthia Fuller. It was originated by Bloodaxe Books for publication in the UK and there was no corresponding US edition. It had no introduction or preface."
  • Selected Poems (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2002), preface by Robert Creeley, edited with an afterword by Paul A. Lacey
  • New Selected Poems (UK: Bloodaxe Books, 2003), preface by Robert Creeley, edited with an afterword by Paul A. Lacey
The latter two volumes are identical in contents. From Neil Astley, of Bloodaxe Books:
"New Selected Poems was first published in the US by New Directions in 2002 under the title Selected Poems, and published by Bloodaxe Books in the UK in 2003 under the title New Selected Poems to avoid confusion with the previous UK edition called Selected Poems. It was edited with an afterword by Paul A. Lacy and has a preface by Robert Creeley. So it is the same book as New Directions' Selected Poems."

Prose

  • The Poet in the World (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1973)
  • Light Up the Cave (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1981)
  • New & Selected Essays (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1992)
  • Tesserae: Memories & Suppositions (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1995)

Letters

  • The Letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams, Edited by Christopher MacGowan (1998).
  • The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004), Edited by Robert J. Bertholf & Albert Gelpi.

Translations

  • Black Iris: Selected Poems by Jean Joubert (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1988), Translated from the French by Denise Levertov
  • In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1967), Translated by Edward C. Dimock, Jr. and Denise Levertov, with an introduction and notes by Edward Dimock, Jr., Illustrated by Anju Chaudhuri
  • No Matter No Fact (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, February 1988), Alain Bosquet, Translated by Samuel Beckett, Eduard Roditi, Denise Levertov, and Alain Bosquet
  • Selected Poems by Eugene Guillevic (NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1969)
  • White Owl and Blue Mouse (Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books, 1991), Jean Joubert, Illustrations by Michel Gay

Edited by Denise Levertov

  • The Collected Poems of Beatrice Hawley, The (Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books, 1989), Edited and with an Introduction by Denise Levertov
  • Out of the War Shadow: An Anthology of Current Poetry (NY: War Resisters League, 1967), compiled and edited by Denise Levertov
  • Songs from an Outcast (Los Angeles, CA: UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2000), John E. Smelcer

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