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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
21263 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 25 Comments
11089 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5781 Gin
4580 The Simple Truth
4496 Among Children
3910 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 9 Comments
3595 Night Words
3165 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3108 Belle Isle, 1949
3016 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2910 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2652 Making It Work
2600 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2584 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2572 Holding On
2568 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2510 Heaven
2490 In The New Sun
2473 Waking In March
2469 Father
2433 The Rains
2386 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
2356 The Mercy
2318 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2238 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2209 Any Night
2205 Clouds
2102 The End Of Your Life
2044 The Present
2024 The House
1999 The Drunkard
1991 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 207 Comments
1971 Passing Out
1962 Magpiety
1959 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1932 Songs
1918 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
1918 House Of Silence
1885 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1884 The Unknowable
1861 Premonition At Twilight
1857 Once
1850 The Water's Chant
1789 The Turning
1784 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1775 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1765 Clouds Above The Sea
1762 How Much Earth
1744 The Helmet
1742 The Dead
1741 Holy Day
1711 Everything
1704 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1700 The Distant Winter
1662 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1645 Fist
1631 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1623 The Rat Of Faith
1610 Told
1569 My Fathers, The Baltic
1560 The Negatives
1559 I Sing The Body Electric
1544 The New World
1543 For The Country
1538 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1534 Where We Live Now
1462 Something Has Fallen
1440 The Return
1429 Small Game
1425 Gangrene
1416 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1413 Green Thumb
1389 The Whole Soul
1340 In A Light Time
1227 Montjuich
425 A Sleepless Night
422 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 46 Comments
398 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
388 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
370 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
346 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 35 Comments
337 I Won, You Lost
284 Wisteria
272 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
188 Last Words
97 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 26 Comments
56 Those Were The Days
46 An Ending
44 Mad Day In March
44 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 6 Comments
42 Late Light
39 Late Moon
33 Noon
31 Salts And Oils


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