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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
11581 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6417 Gin
5385 The Turning
4927 Among Children
4906 The Simple Truth
3934 Night Words
3853 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3750 Everything
3600 Belle Isle, 1949
3373 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3351 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
3232 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3134 Making It Work
3089 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2947 Holding On
2921 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 15 Comments
2892 The Rains
2881 Heaven
2865 Father
2863 In The New Sun
2812 The Mercy
2778 Clouds
2738 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2724 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2612 Where We Live Now
2610 Any Night
2429 Passing Out
2429 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 209 Comments
2385 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 15 Comments
2370 The End Of Your Life
2361 The Present
2348 The House
2330 The Drunkard
2319 Magpiety
2270 House Of Silence
2268 Songs
2228 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2221 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2216 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2197 The Unknowable
2186 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2173 The Water's Chant
2145 How Much Earth
2134 Premonition At Twilight
2101 Holy Day
2088 The Dead
2064 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2046 Clouds Above The Sea
2032 The Helmet
1999 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
1909 I Sing The Body Electric
1899 Small Game
1872 The Rat Of Faith
1858 My Fathers, The Baltic
1830 For The Country
1816 The New World
1798 The Return
1789 Something Has Fallen
1735 Gangrene
1695 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1694 Green Thumb
1688 Montjuich
1621 The Whole Soul
1591 In A Light Time
1207 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1165 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 55 Comments
895 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
879 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
851 A Sleepless Night
719 I Won, You Lost
695 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
633 Wisteria
592 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
453 Those Were The Days
445 Last Words
441 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
423 Late Moon
418 Late Light
381 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
381 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 44 Comments
361 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
349 An Ending
344 Noon
297 Mad Day In March
287 Waking In March
263 The Distant Winter
237 Once
235 Told
181 The Negatives
114 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
72 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 43 Comments
48 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
8 Fist
1 Salts And Oils


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