Larry Levis (1946–1996) published five poetry collections during his life, including The Widening Spell of Leaves (1991) and Winter Stars (1985), both from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Posthumously, two books of poetry, Elegy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997) and The Selected Levis: Poems 1972–1992 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000), have been published. A new volume of previously uncollected poems, The Darkening Trapeze: The Uncollected Poems of Larry Levis, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2015. Levis won many awards, including the Lamont Poetry Prize and selection for the National Poetry Series. He also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fund, and the Fulbright Program.
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