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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
11605 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6438 Gin
5411 The Turning
4955 Among Children
4920 The Simple Truth
3952 Night Words
3870 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3774 Everything
3623 Belle Isle, 1949
3414 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
3390 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3253 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3154 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
3145 Making It Work
2970 Holding On
2938 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2905 The Rains
2895 Heaven
2879 Father
2878 In The New Sun
2835 The Mercy
2801 Clouds
2756 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2737 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2642 Where We Live Now
2631 Any Night
2450 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 209 Comments
2447 Passing Out
2403 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2383 The End Of Your Life
2373 The Present
2361 The House
2344 The Drunkard
2338 Magpiety
2283 House Of Silence
2277 Songs
2243 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2240 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2233 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2208 The Unknowable
2201 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2186 The Water's Chant
2166 How Much Earth
2144 Premonition At Twilight
2119 Holy Day
2108 The Dead
2076 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2060 Clouds Above The Sea
2045 The Helmet
2009 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
1929 I Sing The Body Electric
1919 Small Game
1886 The Rat Of Faith
1879 My Fathers, The Baltic
1858 For The Country
1831 The New World
1812 The Return
1807 Something Has Fallen
1745 Gangrene
1710 Green Thumb
1706 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1702 Montjuich
1632 In A Light Time
1631 The Whole Soul
1226 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1199 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 56 Comments
916 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
907 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
866 A Sleepless Night
728 I Won, You Lost
706 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
652 Wisteria
609 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
517 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 47 Comments
492 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
465 Those Were The Days
461 Last Words
437 Late Moon
433 Late Light
397 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
384 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
365 An Ending
358 Noon
313 Mad Day In March
297 Waking In March
278 The Distant Winter
252 Once
251 Told
194 The Negatives
136 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
93 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 44 Comments
63 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
23 Fist
13 Salts And Oils


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