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Larry Levis

(1946 - 1996 / California / United States)

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  • Rookie Maxine Cassin (7/31/2005 7:40:00 AM)

    Who published Larry Levis?

    The first poem (Anastasia.....) is quite remarkable. Only a major poet could sustain something of this length and complexity.

    Surely Levis has a following. Yet, as a poet who has been writing and publishing for many years, I have never heard of him! (Until now, thanks to one of your members.)

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Those Graves In Rome

There are places where the eye can starve,
But not here. Here, for example, is
The Piazza Navona, & here is his narrow room
Overlooking the Steps & the crowds of sunbathing
Tourists. And here is the Protestant Cemetery
Where Keats & Joseph Severn join hands
Forever under a little shawl of grass
And where Keats's name isn't even on
His gravestone, because it is on Severn's,

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