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Author: Donald Levering

Former NEA Fellow Donald Levering was born in Kansas City and received his MFA from Bowling Green State University. He has worked as a teacher on the Diné reservation, groundskeeper, and human services administrator. Among his recent honors are the 2018 Carve Poetry Contest Winner, the 2017 Tor House Robinson Jeffers Prize, the 2014 Literal Latté Prize. ANY SONG WILL DO (Red Mountain Press, 2019) is his 15th poetry book. His other books include PREVIOUS LIVES (Red Mountain Press, 2018), COLTRANE'S GOD (Red Mountain Press, 2015), THE WATER LEVELING WITH US(Red Mountain Press, 2014), and ALGONQUINS PLANTED SALMON (Red Mountain Press, 2012). Garrison Keillor featured a poem from Levering's last book, PREVIOUS LIVES, in his AWriter's Almanac@ podcast. Levering's poems have appeared in Bloomsbury Review, Columbia, Commonweal, Harpur Palate, Hiram Poetry Review, Hollins Critic, Hunger Mountain, Poet & Critic, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, and Yemassee. He is father to a daughter and son and is married to the artist and poet Jane Shoenfeld. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he volunteers as a citizenship tutor.

Any Song Will Do
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Any Song Will Do

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. The subjects of Levering's poems are as intriguingly variegated as the musicality of his assured poetic diction. In poem after poem, he reveals the extraordinary essence of seemingly ordinary phenomena. Even the common chemical element, copp...

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Coltrane's God
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Coltrane's God

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. Music. Runner-Up for Poetry in the 2016 New England Book Festival Awards. Winner of the Robinson Jeffers Prize. Love of music and honor for musicians are the heart of COLTRANE'S GOD, Donald Levering's 7th full-length collection of poems. In ...

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Previous Lives
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Previous Lives

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. Winner of the Carve Magazine Prose and Poetry Contest for Poetry. Donald Levering's PREVIOUS LIVES: NEW AND SELECTED EARLY POEMS cherry-picks poems from this widely-published poet's 40 year career. Arranged to flow thematically rather than c...

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The Water Leveling With Us
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The Water Leveling With Us

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. Environmental Studies. First Place Winner of the New Mexico Women's Press Award and Second Place Winner of the National Women's Press Award. "Donald Levering takes us from ocean bottom to outer space, and from the jungles of Costa Rica to Ar...

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