Denise Levertov (1923-1997)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the mid-twentieth-century English poet Denise Levertov, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources


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introduction & literary criticism

"Denise Levertov." An introduction to Denise Levertov, plus excerpts of reputable critical discussions of some of her poems, from the Modern American Poetry Site (U of Illinois).

"Denise Levertov." An introduction to Levertov from educational publisher Cengage.

"Denise Levertov." An introduction, includes text for some of her poems and a list of her books. Poetry Foundation.

Dewey, Anne. "'The art of the octopus': The maturation of Denise Levertov's political vision." On the effect of the Vietnam War, and her own political activism during it, on her poetry." Renascence Fall 50, 1/2 (Fall 1997) [sub ser, questia].

Lacey, Paul A. Denise Levertov: Testimonies of the lived life. Renascence 53, 4 (Summer 2001) [sub ser, questia].

Rexroth, Kenneth. ""Denise Levertov." Poet Kenneth Rexroth on Levertov. Orig. pub. in Assays (New Directions 1961) [sub ser; has 14 additional articles on Levertov, enotes].


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