Larry Levis reads “The Poem You Asked For” as a winner of 92Y’s Discovery Contest in 1971

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In this excerpt, Larry Levis reads “The Poem You Asked For” as a winner of 92Y’s Discovery Contest in 1971.

Levis wrote six collections of poetry before his untimely death in 1996. The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems, a recently-released, posthumous collection, was edited and introduced by 1975 Discovery winner David St. John.