Larry Levis

(1946 - 1996 / California / United States)

Comments about Larry Levis

  • 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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In a Country

My love and I are inventing a country, which we
can already see taking shape, as if wheels were
passing through yellow mud. But there is a prob-
lem: if we put a river in the country, it will thaw
and begin flooding. If we put the river on the bor-
der, there will be trouble. If we forget about the
river, there will be no way out. There is already a
sky over that country, waiting for clouds or smoke.
Birds have flown into it, too. Each evening more

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