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My Oceanography

Harriet Levin


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Levin plunges into psychic depths to confront desire, fear and loss. These poems expand borders as her language strives toward transcendence. The life and work of post-minimalist sculptor Eva Hesse serves as a starting point, yet these poems extend far beyond ekphrasis in their imaginative renderings of Hesse’s life against the demands of her art. In exploring the persona’s struggle to create art, Levin’s poems engage the reader and connect us to the demands of work, marriage and the everyday.

CavanKerry Press, 9781933880679, 80pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

About the Author

HARRIET LEVIN was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the author of two previous collections, The Christmas Show (named by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a Best Book of the Year) and Girl in Cap and Gown (a National Poetry Series finalist), and the author of the novel How Fast Can You Run, winner of an Independent Book Publishers Award. She teaches writing and directs the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing at Drexel University.