Dorothy Livesay: Patterns in a Poetic Life
Chronicling the life of poet Dorothy Livesay, this book examines the roots of Livesay's social activism, including 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.
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