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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Readings In French

1.

Looking into the eyes of Gerard de Nerval
You notice the giant sea crabs rising.
Which is what happens
When you look into the eyes of Gerard de Nerval,
Always the same thing: the giant sea crabs,
The claws in their vague red holsters
Moving around, a little doubtfully.

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