I don't think so either, but early Levertov would not suggest what she
turned to in later work. She was a war-protester and poet who embodied
many 60s ideals and became Catholic largely because of her admiration
for the liberal Catholic tradition of Dorothy Day and Liberation
I interviewed her about the relation of Catholicism and feminism, if you
are interested in her view on it. It's in Jewel Brooker's anthology of
interviews: CONVERSATIONS WITH DENISE LEVERTOV (Jackson: Mississippi
University Press, 1998).
>>> Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]> 08/11/07 11:09 AM >>>
The wonderful Doris Lessing wrote The Golden Notebook. I don't
remember the details, but all I've read of Lessing would make me doubt
she writes from a Catholic perspective or with Catholic symbols
Quoting Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]>:
> Nancy I will read those Levertov poems. I have only read /The
> Golden Notebook/.
> From: /Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]>/
> Reply-To: /"T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>/
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: /Re: Fearing death by water/
> Date: /Thu, 9 Aug 2007 16:24:49 -0400/
> I think you would find it interesting to read--if you have
> not--Denise Levertov's late Catholic poems (she became, in her own
> words, increasingly orthodox), especially those in BREATHING THE
> WATER (New Directions, 1987). "On a Theme from Julian's Chapter XX"
> is about Jesus on the cross and the meaning she sees in his suffering
> as body.