At a glance:
- Author: Denise Levertov
- First Published: 1970
- Type of Work: Poem
- Genres: Poetry
- Subjects: Poetry or poets, College life, Imagination, Students or student life
The thirteen sections of “A New Year’s Garland for My Students/MIT: 1969-1970” were inspired by the students in a poetry seminar during Levertov’s year as a visiting professor and poet-in-residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Each section is dedicated to one student, and each varies in length and line arrangement. Levertov captures the essence of the students by observing telling details and making frequent comparisons with nature.
For example, in “Arthur,” Levertov sees a person at a stage in life when nothing seems to be happening....
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