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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
20853 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 22 Comments
10963 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5618 Gin
4476 The Simple Truth
4388 Among Children
4292 Late Light
4070 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 25 Comments
3782 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 8 Comments
3535 Night Words
3304 Those Were The Days
3033 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
2923 Belle Isle, 1949
2917 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2828 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2564 Making It Work
2521 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2498 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2475 Holding On
2468 Late Moon
2467 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2418 Heaven
2383 Father
2383 In The New Sun
2381 Waking In March
2310 An Ending
2295 The Rains
2254 The Mercy
2237 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
2208 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2134 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2122 Clouds
2045 Any Night
2043 The End Of Your Life
1956 The House
1940 The Drunkard
1900 Magpiety
1896 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 207 Comments
1888 The Present
1869 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1857 Songs
1843 Passing Out
1838 House Of Silence
1821 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 4 Comments
1802 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1792 Premonition At Twilight
1789 Once
1787 The Unknowable
1776 The Water's Chant
1732 The Turning
1684 Holy Day
1683 The Helmet
1675 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1662 Clouds Above The Sea
1659 The Dead
1656 Everything
1649 How Much Earth
1642 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1601 The Distant Winter
1598 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1577 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1576 Fist
1573 The Rat Of Faith
1554 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1551 Told
1507 My Fathers, The Baltic
1504 I Sing The Body Electric
1498 The Negatives
1491 For The Country
1489 The New World
1482 Where We Live Now
1460 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1453 Salts And Oils
1377 Something Has Fallen
1370 Gangrene
1370 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1365 The Return
1364 Green Thumb
1339 Small Game
1338 The Whole Soul
1291 In A Light Time
1283 Noon
1227 Mad Day In March
1125 Montjuich
277 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 45 Comments
272 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 9 Comments
271 A Sleepless Night
245 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
234 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 35 Comments
217 Wisteria
215 I Won, You Lost
215 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
183 Milkweed
116 Last Words
116 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 6 Comments


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