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A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis Christopher Buckley

A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis

Christopher Buckley

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780910055925
Paperback
680 pages
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 About the Book 

The untimely death of Larry Levis in 1996 left the world of American poetry stunned and dismayed. His work was of such depth and such amazing resonance, that it was admired and studied by an entire generation of poets and readers, regardless ofMoreThe untimely death of Larry Levis in 1996 left the world of American poetry stunned and dismayed. His work was of such depth and such amazing resonance, that it was admired and studied by an entire generation of poets and readers, regardless of esthetic or cultural predispositions. Leviss poems crossed borders, broke down barriers, and invited a sharing of the strange, sweet loneliness of being that is the fundamental human lot. A Condition of the Spirit brings together reviews, essays, interviews, and mediations by more than forty American poets profoundly affected by Leviss life and work. But thats not all: the book also contains twelve previously uncollected essays by Levis himself, making it a handbook for the study of the poets thinking on the craft of poetry and the craft of life.Contributors to the collection include Philip Levine, Charles Wright, Diane Wakoski, Stephen Dunn, David St. John, Peter Everwine, Dave Smith, Stephen Sandy, Nancy Eimers, Peter Stitt, David Wojahn, Paul Zimmer, Sandra Gilbert, David Young, and Gerald Stern.