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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
21807 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 34 Comments
11319 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6104 Gin
4744 The Simple Truth
4671 Among Children
3728 Night Words
3472 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3370 Belle Isle, 1949
3165 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3059 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2995 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2881 Making It Work
2738 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2729 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2721 Holding On
2715 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2680 Heaven
2650 The Rains
2647 Father
2633 In The New Sun
2564 Clouds
2560 The Mercy
2549 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
2501 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2455 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2377 Any Night
2195 The End Of Your Life
2192 The Present
2179 Passing Out
2164 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2140 The House
2126 Magpiety
2121 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 208 Comments
2114 The Drunkard
2074 Songs
2065 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2054 House Of Silence
2021 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2010 The Unknowable
1979 The Water's Chant
1954 Premonition At Twilight
1954 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1953 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1939 How Much Earth
1891 The Turning
1887 Clouds Above The Sea
1886 Holy Day
1861 The Dead
1846 The Helmet
1824 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1816 Everything
1809 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
1776 Fist
1732 The Rat Of Faith
1730 I Sing The Body Electric
1688 Small Game
1684 My Fathers, The Baltic
1674 The Negatives
1670 For The Country
1657 The New World
1651 Where We Live Now
1624 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1596 The Return
1594 Something Has Fallen
1538 Green Thumb
1535 Gangrene
1530 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1498 Montjuich
1490 The Whole Soul
1432 In A Light Time
668 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 55 Comments
614 A Sleepless Night
571 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
532 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
497 I Won, You Lost
490 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 42 Comments
416 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 37 Comments
405 Wisteria
388 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
304 Last Words
250 Those Were The Days
210 Late Light
183 Late Moon
157 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
154 An Ending
154 Noon
139 Mad Day In March
126 Salts And Oils
117 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
82 Waking In March
72 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
66 Once
53 The Distant Winter
53 Told


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