Friday, December 20, 2019

Remembering Denise Levertov - UPDATED 12-27-19

Poet Denise Levertov died on this date -- December 20 -- in 1997. She appeared in Jack Kerouac's Desolation Angels as Alise Nabokov.

We said happy birthday to Levertov back on October 24, and you can click here to read that post (which includes some biographical info and links).

I was going to post a relevant quote from Desolation Angels here, but in thumbing through my copy I just couldn't find a reference to Alise Nabokov. Maybe a sharp-eyed reader can post a comment pointing us to the appropriate chapter and we can edit this post. UPDATE: NOTE DAVE'S COMMENT BELOW.

RIP, Ms. Levertov.


dave said...

"We slept at Guadalajara and dug Alise Nabokov the strange poet. How weird her parrots and her pad and her husband -- "
[Desolation Angels, Book Two, Chapter 10]

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Thanks, Dave!