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A Day This Lit
Howard Levy




Cavankerry
2000 • 88 pp. 6 x 9 1/2"
Poetry

$14.00 Paperback, 978-0-9678856-1-2



Whether chronicling the Civil Rights movement in the South, the philosophical observations of a fly-fishing physician, or the extraordinary daily drama of fatherhood, the poet is always seeking the precise image with which to tell his story. The common note threading the poems is an unabashed humanity.

From the Book:


He damns the soundlessness
of a full house, twelve sleepers, curled
and sprawled, devoted to their beds.
He whispers each of their names,
then describes each of the faces.
He tries to rise on that scaffolding of facts.
...

From “Insomnia”



HOWARD LEVY was born and raised in New York City. He received his Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from City University of New York and was a recipient of a New York State Artists Public Service Award in Poetry. He has taught for many years and wrote education exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and also taught at the Museum of Modern Art. In the 1970s, Levy founded Artists Teaching, a company using a group of interdisciplinary artists (poets, dancers, musicians, painters) to teach in museums throughout New York State. He now works in business. Levy’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, and The Threepenny Review. He has been a member of the resident faculty at the Frost Place Poetry Festival.



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