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Denise Levertov

Denise LevertovBorn: 24-Oct-1923
Birthplace: Ilford, Essex, England
Died: 20-Dec-1997
Location of death: Seattle, WA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lymphoma
Remains: Buried, Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, WA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads

Father: Paul Levertoff (Hasidic Jew, turned Anglican minister)
Mother: Beatrice Spooner-Jones
Husband: Mitchell Goodman (American writer)
Son: Nikolai (b. 1949)

    Robert Frost Medal
    Lannan Literary Award
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1962
    Shelley Memorial Award
    Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
    Naturalized US Citizen 1955

Author of books:
The Double Image (1946)
With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads (1959, poetry)
Freeing the Dust (1975, poetry)
Breathing the Water (1987, poetry)
A Door in the Hive (1989, poetry)
Evening Train (1992, poetry)
Tesserae (1995, prose)
The Sands of the Well (1996, poetry)
This Great Unknowing: Last Poems (1999, poetry)

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