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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
11838 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6706 Gin
5567 The Turning
5171 Among Children
5085 The Simple Truth
4163 Belle Isle, 1949
4150 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3974 Everything
3707 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
3537 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3450 Holding On
3410 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3393 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
3310 Making It Work
3114 The Mercy
3101 In The New Sun
3089 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 16 Comments
3082 Father
3072 Heaven
3057 The Rains
2967 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2892 Where We Live Now
2882 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2846 Any Night
2732 The Drunkard
2645 Passing Out
2623 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 209 Comments
2608 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2606 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2529 The Present
2525 The End Of Your Life
2510 Songs
2478 The House
2475 Magpiety
2466 The Dead
2415 House Of Silence
2414 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2397 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2376 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2366 The Water's Chant
2360 The Unknowable
2308 Premonition At Twilight
2279 Holy Day
2235 Clouds Above The Sea
2217 The Helmet
2206 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2136 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2120 I Sing The Body Electric
2052 The Rat Of Faith
1998 Something Has Fallen
1998 The Return
1979 The New World
1902 Gangrene
1850 Montjuich
1841 In A Light Time
1812 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1761 The Whole Soul
1437 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1398 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 56 Comments
1106 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
1060 A Sleepless Night Comments and analysis of A Sleepless Night by Philip Levine 2 Comments
891 I Won, You Lost
843 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
812 Wisteria
770 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
651 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
651 Those Were The Days
635 Last Words
594 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
591 Late Light
578 Late Moon
575 An Ending
570 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
503 The Distant Winter
473 Waking In March
436 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 48 Comments
433 Mad Day In March
410 Once
409 Told
399 The Negatives
396 Fist
380 How Much Earth
375 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
359 My Fathers, The Baltic
291 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 45 Comments
271 Clouds
190 For The Country
163 Night Words
144 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 5 Comments
144 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 40 Comments
131 Green Thumb
118 Salts And Oils
107 Small Game
35 Noon


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