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Dorothy Livesay

Patterns in a Poetic Life

Peter Stevens

74 pages
Ecw Press

This book chronicles the life of the poet Dorothy Livesay. Included in this book are the roots of Livesay's social activism: her commitment to social work and her involvement with the Communist Party; her vital contributions to the magazines New Frontier, Contemporary Verse, and CV/II; her European and African travels; her lifelong battle with recurring physical illness; and her struggles against barriers to political and sexual freedom and artistic growth.

Author Bio

PETER STEVENS teaches English at the University of Windsor. He has published several books of poetry, including Out of the Willow Trees and Coming Back.