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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
20903 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 22 Comments
10970 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5633 Gin
4482 The Simple Truth
4393 Among Children
4296 Late Light
4076 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
3788 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 8 Comments
3541 Night Words
3312 Those Were The Days
3041 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
2934 Belle Isle, 1949
2924 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2832 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2571 Making It Work
2527 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2509 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2482 Holding On
2476 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2473 Late Moon
2426 Heaven
2391 Father
2391 In The New Sun
2387 Waking In March
2312 An Ending
2306 The Rains
2259 The Mercy
2255 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
2214 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2141 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2128 Clouds
2051 Any Night
2046 The End Of Your Life
1959 The House
1947 The Drunkard
1906 Magpiety
1901 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 207 Comments
1901 The Present
1875 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1867 Songs
1848 Passing Out
1847 House Of Silence
1826 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 4 Comments
1808 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1801 Premonition At Twilight
1798 Once
1796 The Unknowable
1781 The Water's Chant
1735 The Turning
1690 Holy Day
1688 The Helmet
1680 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1668 Clouds Above The Sea
1664 The Dead
1661 Everything
1655 How Much Earth
1646 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1608 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1607 The Distant Winter
1592 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1582 Fist
1578 The Rat Of Faith
1560 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1554 Told
1513 My Fathers, The Baltic
1509 I Sing The Body Electric
1502 The Negatives
1495 For The Country
1492 The New World
1485 Where We Live Now
1463 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1460 Salts And Oils
1382 Something Has Fallen
1375 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1374 Gangrene
1369 Green Thumb
1369 The Return
1344 Small Game
1341 The Whole Soul
1293 In A Light Time
1284 Noon
1231 Mad Day In March
1131 Montjuich
287 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 45 Comments
285 A Sleepless Night
276 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 9 Comments
255 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
243 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 35 Comments
223 Wisteria
222 I Won, You Lost
221 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
191 Milkweed
123 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 6 Comments
122 Last Words


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