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Biography of Philip Levine

Philip Levine

Philip Levine (1928 - Present)

Philip Levine was born in 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, where he was formally educated in the public schools and at Wayne University (now Wayne State University). After a succession of industrial jobs, he left the country before settling in Fresno, California, where he taught at the university there until his retirement. He has received many awards for his books of poems, most recently the National Book Award in 1991 for What Work Is, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for The Simple Truth.


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94 Poems written by Philip Levine

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A Sleepless Night
A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 8 Comments
Among Children
An Ending
Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 44 Comments
Any Night
Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
Clouds
Clouds Above The Sea
Detroit Grease Shop Poem
Everything
Father
Fist
Gin
Heaven
Holding On
Holy Day
House Of Silence
How Much Earth
I Won, You Lost
In The New Sun
Last Words
Late Light
Late Moon
M. Degas Teaches Art & Science At Durfee Intermediate School--Detroit, 1942 Comments and analysis of M. Degas Teaches Art & Science At Durfee Intermediate School--Detroit, 1942 by Philip Levine 25 Comments
Magpiety
Milkweed
Montjuich
My Fathers, The Baltic
Night Words
Noon
Ode For Mrs. William Settle
On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
On The Murder Of Lieutenant Jose Del Castillo By The Falangist Bravo Martinez, July 12, 1936 Comments and analysis of On The Murder Of Lieutenant Jose Del Castillo By The Falangist Bravo Martinez, July 12, 1936 by Philip Levine 10 Comments
Once
Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 12 Comments
Salts And Oils
Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 7 Comments
Something Has Fallen
Songs
The Dead
The End Of Your Life
The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
The Helmet
The House
The Mercy
The New World
The Present
The Rains
The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
The Return
The Simple Truth
The Water's Chant
Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 35 Comments
Those Were The Days
Told
Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 6 Comments
What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
Where We Live Now
Wisteria
You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 21 Comments

A Walk with Tom Jefferson

A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 9 Comments
Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 4 Comments
For The Country
I Sing The Body Electric
In A Light Time
Making It Work
Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 9 Comments

A Walk with Tom Jefferson

The Rat Of Faith

A Walk with Tom Jefferson

The Whole Soul
Waking In March

New Selected Poems

Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 8 Comments

On The Edge

An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 6 Comments
Gangrene
Green Thumb
In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 8 Comments
Mad Day In March
Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
Passing Out
Premonition At Twilight
Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
Small Game
The Distant Winter
The Drunkard
The Negatives
The Turning

The Mercy

The Unknowable

The Names of the Lost

Belle Isle, 1949

What Work Is

Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments


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