The Daily Poem: Overheard over SE Asia

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Denise Levertov was born in 1923, and grew up in Ilford, Essex. She was educated at home by her Welsh mother and by her father, a Russian Jew who settled in this country after the War and became an Anglican priest. Later, in 1948 she moved to the United States, where she has since published nine collections. This poem was originally published by New Directions, and is now in Selected Poems published by Bloodaxe. Denise Levertov will be reading with Yehuda Amichai at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, central London, tomorrow at 7.30pm.