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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
22057 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 37 Comments
11405 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6220 Gin
4785 The Simple Truth
4759 Among Children
3779 Night Words
3625 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3429 Belle Isle, 1949
3231 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3115 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3101 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2989 Making It Work
2864 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2794 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2791 Holding On
2790 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2752 Heaven
2750 The Rains
2722 Father
2705 In The New Sun
2659 The Mercy
2655 Clouds
2588 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2565 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2470 Any Night
2263 Passing Out
2255 The End Of Your Life
2249 The Present
2237 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2227 The House
2202 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 208 Comments
2190 Magpiety
2175 The Drunkard
2133 Songs
2121 House Of Silence
2112 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2088 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2077 The Unknowable
2047 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2045 The Water's Chant
2037 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2011 Premonition At Twilight
1999 How Much Earth
1954 Holy Day
1943 The Turning
1936 The Dead
1935 Clouds Above The Sea
1898 The Helmet
1893 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1868 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
1851 Everything
1782 I Sing The Body Electric
1781 The Rat Of Faith
1761 Small Game
1737 My Fathers, The Baltic
1735 Where We Live Now
1719 For The Country
1695 The New World
1692 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1687 The Return
1664 Something Has Fallen
1607 Gangrene
1598 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1579 Green Thumb
1567 Montjuich
1530 The Whole Soul
1474 In A Light Time
794 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 55 Comments
710 A Sleepless Night
689 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
586 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
585 I Won, You Lost
579 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 38 Comments
552 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 42 Comments
484 Wisteria
463 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
333 Last Words
315 Those Were The Days
297 Late Light
270 Late Moon
231 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
221 An Ending
221 Noon
199 Mad Day In March
199 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
177 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
159 Salts And Oils
159 Waking In March
128 The Distant Winter
114 Once
107 Told
85 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
62 The Negatives
60 Fist


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