By Hand

A generous mentor, Denise Levertov offered her input on Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s poetry. Below are examples of Levertov’s annotations on two of his poems. Sáenz recalls, “I loved Denise and still hear her voice when I write.”

From My Window

Saenz_FromMyWindow1.jpg

Saenz_FromMyWindow2.jpg


Book of Generations

Saenz_BookOfGenerations1.jpg

Saenz_BookOfGenerations2.jpg