This week we officially published the new biography Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene. Levertov was born in England (October 24, 1923), published her first book of poems at age twenty-three, and moved to the United States in 1948 where she was eventually nominated to be America’s poet laureate.
Her legacy is being honored with a portrait in the National Portrait Gallery’s Poetic Likeness exhibition. Author Dana Greene will talk about Denise Levertov’s life (1923-1997) and sign books on October 24 (Levertov’s 89th birthday) at 12:00 noon, 2nd Floor, North Wing, in front of Denise Levertov portrait. It is free to the public.