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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
11803 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6657 Gin
5550 The Turning
5137 Among Children
5065 The Simple Truth
4116 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
4061 Belle Isle, 1949
3952 Everything
3680 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
3520 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3388 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3369 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
3366 Holding On
3287 Making It Work
3078 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 16 Comments
3060 In The New Sun
3051 The Mercy
3046 Heaven
3043 Father
3038 The Rains
2938 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2859 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2835 Where We Live Now
2818 Any Night
2661 The Drunkard
2607 Passing Out
2593 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 209 Comments
2565 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2537 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2511 The End Of Your Life
2510 The Present
2481 Songs
2465 The House
2463 Magpiety
2399 House Of Silence
2399 The Dead
2396 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2365 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2365 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2344 The Unknowable
2343 The Water's Chant
2288 Premonition At Twilight
2254 Holy Day
2216 Clouds Above The Sea
2203 The Helmet
2193 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2126 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2086 I Sing The Body Electric
2034 The Rat Of Faith
1978 The Return
1972 Something Has Fallen
1962 The New World
1881 Gangrene
1826 Montjuich
1811 In A Light Time
1803 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1740 The Whole Soul
1390 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1381 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 56 Comments
1067 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
1036 A Sleepless Night Comments and analysis of A Sleepless Night by Philip Levine 2 Comments
871 I Won, You Lost
820 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
788 Wisteria
747 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
640 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
615 Last Words
610 Those Were The Days
572 Late Light
565 Late Moon
555 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
536 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
532 An Ending
466 The Distant Winter
453 Waking In March
417 Mad Day In March
397 Once
388 Told
369 The Negatives
368 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 48 Comments
331 Fist
320 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
297 How Much Earth
284 My Fathers, The Baltic
244 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 45 Comments
212 Clouds
141 Night Words
134 For The Country
117 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 4 Comments
116 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
108 Salts And Oils
69 Green Thumb
56 Small Game
28 Noon


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