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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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Page ViewsPoemComments
21203 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 24 Comments
11055 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5766 Gin
4562 The Simple Truth
4470 Among Children
3865 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 9 Comments
3589 Night Words
3137 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3087 Belle Isle, 1949
2993 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2899 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2634 Making It Work
2588 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2577 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2554 Holding On
2553 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2495 Heaven
2466 In The New Sun
2453 Waking In March
2449 Father
2403 The Rains
2363 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
2338 The Mercy
2288 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2221 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2188 Clouds
2153 Any Night
2092 The End Of Your Life
2019 The Present
2008 The House
1993 The Drunkard
1977 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 207 Comments
1956 Passing Out
1952 Magpiety
1936 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1920 Songs
1907 House Of Silence
1898 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
1869 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1862 The Unknowable
1852 Premonition At Twilight
1845 Once
1827 The Water's Chant
1778 The Turning
1766 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1746 Clouds Above The Sea
1745 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1732 How Much Earth
1731 The Helmet
1729 Holy Day
1725 The Dead
1693 Everything
1688 The Distant Winter
1685 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1653 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1634 Fist
1617 The Rat Of Faith
1615 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1602 Told
1559 My Fathers, The Baltic
1554 I Sing The Body Electric
1554 The Negatives
1537 For The Country
1536 The New World
1528 Where We Live Now
1521 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1446 Something Has Fallen
1430 The Return
1418 Gangrene
1406 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1405 Small Game
1402 Green Thumb
1380 The Whole Soul
1331 In A Light Time
1217 Montjuich
400 A Sleepless Night
383 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 46 Comments
379 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
361 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
341 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
330 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 35 Comments
316 I Won, You Lost
265 Wisteria
264 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
181 Last Words
72 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 26 Comments
40 Those Were The Days
33 Mad Day In March
32 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 6 Comments
31 An Ending
28 Late Light
24 Noon
20 Late Moon
19 Salts And Oils


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