Denise Levertov

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Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 20, 1997 (74)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 20, 1997 (74)

About

Poet known for Evening Train, The Jacob's Ladder, and other collections of religious and spiritual poetry. Her literary career began in the mid-1940s and lasted five decades.

Before Fame

She decided to become a writer at age five and, at the age of twelve, sent some of her poems to T.S. Eliot, who responded with an encouraging letter.

Trivia

She received the Shelley Memorial Award for her literary work.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Essex, England, but lived in New York, Massachusetts, and Washington during her adult life.

Associated With

She was influenced by the poetic work of William Carlos Williams.

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