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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
21943 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 35 Comments
11371 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6183 Gin
4769 The Simple Truth
4724 Among Children
3750 Night Words
3553 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3404 Belle Isle, 1949
3198 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3092 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3056 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2936 Making It Work
2766 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2765 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2764 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2762 Holding On
2715 Heaven
2700 The Rains
2683 Father
2678 In The New Sun
2617 The Mercy
2614 Clouds
2556 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2530 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2415 Any Night
2232 The End Of Your Life
2229 Passing Out
2216 The Present
2215 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2180 The House
2172 Magpiety
2168 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 208 Comments
2138 The Drunkard
2117 Songs
2087 House Of Silence
2086 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2050 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2043 The Unknowable
2010 The Water's Chant
2002 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1990 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1976 Premonition At Twilight
1969 How Much Earth
1922 The Turning
1921 Holy Day
1908 Clouds Above The Sea
1903 The Dead
1871 The Helmet
1866 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1838 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
1831 Everything
1766 I Sing The Body Electric
1760 The Rat Of Faith
1715 Small Game
1710 My Fathers, The Baltic
1697 For The Country
1695 Where We Live Now
1681 The New World
1653 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1647 The Return
1629 Something Has Fallen
1582 Gangrene
1559 Green Thumb
1556 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1531 Montjuich
1514 The Whole Soul
1457 In A Light Time
733 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 55 Comments
658 A Sleepless Night
629 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
563 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
539 I Won, You Lost
521 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 42 Comments
512 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
439 Wisteria
424 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
319 Last Words
289 Those Were The Days
267 Late Light
225 Late Moon
195 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
191 Noon
173 An Ending
171 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
170 Mad Day In March
146 Salts And Oils
130 Waking In March
113 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
101 The Distant Winter
98 Once
77 Told
44 The Negatives
34 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
25 Fist


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