Breathing the Water

Breathing the Water

by Denise Levertov


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“Levertov's master––more than mastery, because she is one of the originators––of contemporary poetic form, informed with a fierce, generous intelligence, can be frightening.” —Ursula Le Guin, Washington Post

Arranged in seven parts and culminating in the superb "The Showings: Lady Julian of Norwich," Breathing the Water draws the readers deep into spiritual domains––not in order to leave the world behind, but to reanimate our sometimes dormant love for it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811210270
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 03/17/1987
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 565,852
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Denise Levertov (1923-1997) was a British born American poet. She wrote and published 20 books of poetry, criticism, translations. She also edited several anthologies. Among her many awards and honors, she received the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Frost Medal, the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Lannan Award, a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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