Denise Levertov: February 10, 1958

The Poetry Center presents Denise Levertov reading from a selection of her poetry.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
San Francisco State College
Date:
02/10/1958
Total Run Time:
01:22:30
Contributor:
Robert Duncan, Ruth Witt-Diamant
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  • Introductory remarks by Robert Duncan (00:02)
  • Remarks on reading by Denise Levertov (01:53)
  • "Departure" (02:21)
  • "Illustrious Ancestors" (03:02)
  • Remarks on "The Dead" (04:02)
  • "The Dead" (04:17)
  • Remarks on "The Turning" (05:18)
  • "The Turning" (05:41)
  • Remarks on Levertov's New York poems (06:39)
  • "Poem for Manhattan" (07:26)
  • "15th Street" (09:28)
  • "Something" (12:06)
  • "People at Night" (15:00)
  • "Central Park Winter, After Sun" (17:18)
  • Remarks on the two versions of "An Innocent" (18:22)
  • "An Innocent" {version 1} (19:00)
  • "An Innocent" {version 2} (20:51)
  • "Jackson Square" (22:13)
  • "Zest" (23:24)
  • "Beyond the End" (24:26)
  • "The Gypsy's Window" (26:25)
  • Remarks on love poems (28:08)
  • "The Lovers" (28:37)
  • "The Third Dimension" (29:42)
  • Remarks on "Everything That Acts is Actual" (30:58)
  • "Everything That Acts is Actual" (33:11)
  • Remarks on a letter by Keats (32:39)
  • "The Marriage I" (33:07)
  • "The Marriage II" (33:37)
  • "Laying the Dust" (34:27)
  • Remarks on Levertov's Mexico poems (35:44)
  • "The Bird" (36:09)
  • "Obsessions" (37:08)
  • "The Springtime" (38:27)
  • "Overland to the Islands" (39:35)
  • Remarks on a letter by Rilke (40:25)
  • "Sunday Afternoon" (41:24)
  • "Lonely Man" (42:18)
  • "Action" (43:41)
  • "The Dead Butterfly I" (44:42)
  • "The Dead Butterfly II" (45:03)
  • "Tomatlan I" (45:53)
  • "Tomatlan II" (46:18)
  • "Tomatlan III" (46:30)
  • "Tomatlan IV" (46:56)
  • "One A.M." (47:45)
  • "The Sharks" (48:37)
  • "Broken Glass" (49:40)
  • "Triple Feature" (50:29)
  • "The Lagoon" (51:38)
  • "The Whirlwind" (52:57)
  • "Scenes from the Life of the Peppertrees I" (54:05)
  • "Scenes from the Life of the Peppertrees II" (55:00)
  • "Scenes from the Life of the Peppertrees III" (55:29)
  • "A Supermarket in Guadalajara, Mexico" (56:22)
  • "Pleasures" (57:27)
  • Remarks on "Pure Products" (58:52)
  • "Pure Products" (59:03)
  • "The Five-Day Rain" (01:01:03)
  • Remarks on "Mrs Cobweb " and "The Charge" (01:02:07)
  • "Mrs Cobweb" (01:02:27)
  • Remarks on "Mrs Cobweb" (01:03:49)
  • Audio cuts out (01:04:20)
  • "Mrs Cobweb I" (01:04:33)
  • "Mrs Cobweb II" (01:05:34)
  • "Mrs Cobweb III" (01:07:10)
  • Remarks on "Mrs Cobweb " (01:07:58)
  • "The Letter" (01:08:09)
  • "Notes of a Scale I" (01:09:26)
  • "Notes of a Scale II" (01:10:01)
  • "Notes of a Scale III" (01:10:47)
  • "Notes of a Scale IV" (01:11:14)
  • Remarks on "Notes of a Scale" (01:11:36)
  • "The Artist" (01:12:29)
  • Remarks on "The Artist" (01:13:42)
  • "Seems Like We Must Be Somewhere Else" (01:14:42)
  • "The Lost Black-and-White Cat" (01:15:46)
  • Remarks on "The Innocent" (01:16:54)
  • "The Innocent" (01:17:07)
  • "Girlhood of Jane Harrison" (01:17:56)
  • "Another Journey" (01:19:24)
  • Remarks on "The Take Off" (01:20:31)
  • "The Take Off" (01:20:38)
  • Applause, followed by remarks by Ruth Witt-Diamant about Denise Levertov (01:21:41)

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