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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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21511 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 26 Comments
11191 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5919 Gin
4664 The Simple Truth
4574 Among Children
4000 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 10 Comments
3672 Night Words
3335 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3216 Belle Isle, 1949
3088 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2985 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2833 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2767 Making It Work
2658 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2654 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2646 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2632 Holding On
2594 Heaven
2559 Father
2551 In The New Sun
2530 The Rains
2523 Waking In March
2478 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
2446 The Mercy
2425 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2402 Clouds
2349 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2296 Any Night
2140 The End Of Your Life
2125 The Present
2072 The House
2051 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 208 Comments
2043 The Drunkard
2034 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2034 Magpiety
2020 Passing Out
2003 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
1986 Songs
1974 House Of Silence
1955 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1951 The Unknowable
1924 Once
1910 The Water's Chant
1891 Premonition At Twilight
1887 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1867 How Much Earth
1852 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1845 The Turning
1818 Clouds Above The Sea
1811 Holy Day
1786 The Helmet
1784 The Dead
1762 Everything
1760 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1758 The Distant Winter
1705 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1702 Fist
1676 The Rat Of Faith
1666 Told
1626 My Fathers, The Baltic
1618 The Negatives
1606 I Sing The Body Electric
1605 For The Country
1602 The New World
1591 Where We Live Now
1577 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1523 Something Has Fallen
1513 The Return
1489 Small Game
1481 Green Thumb
1472 Gangrene
1467 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1434 The Whole Soul
1383 In A Light Time
1351 Montjuich
528 A Sleepless Night
514 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 49 Comments
479 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
467 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
459 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
425 I Won, You Lost
404 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 37 Comments
343 Wisteria
320 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
240 Last Words
210 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 28 Comments
156 Those Were The Days
114 Late Moon
112 Late Light
101 An Ending
95 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 7 Comments
93 Noon
88 Mad Day In March
67 Salts And Oils


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