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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
11689 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6514 Gin
5465 The Turning
5045 Among Children
4970 The Simple Truth
3969 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3856 Everything
3807 Belle Isle, 1949
3557 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
3449 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3304 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3267 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
3197 Making It Work
3124 Holding On
3005 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2960 The Rains
2952 Heaven
2948 In The New Sun
2943 Father
2909 The Mercy
2832 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2801 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2718 Any Night
2697 Where We Live Now
2513 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 209 Comments
2506 Passing Out
2475 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2469 The Drunkard
2439 The Present
2433 The End Of Your Life
2405 The House
2393 Magpiety
2359 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2354 Songs
2335 House Of Silence
2324 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2291 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2259 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2255 The Unknowable
2236 The Water's Chant
2213 The Dead
2204 Premonition At Twilight
2186 Holy Day
2131 Clouds Above The Sea
2127 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2095 The Helmet
2070 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2007 For The Country
1985 I Sing The Body Electric
1977 Small Game
1955 The Rat Of Faith
1880 The New World
1877 The Return
1874 Something Has Fallen
1837 Green Thumb
1797 Gangrene
1750 Montjuich
1740 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1707 In A Light Time
1679 The Whole Soul
1296 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1273 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 56 Comments
1051 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 40 Comments
963 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
934 A Sleepless Night
785 I Won, You Lost
752 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
706 Wisteria
663 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
566 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
534 Last Words
522 Those Were The Days
496 Late Light
491 Late Moon
453 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
446 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
423 An Ending
403 Noon
386 The Distant Winter
359 Mad Day In March
348 Waking In March
315 Once
309 Told
281 The Negatives
221 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
167 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 45 Comments
153 Fist
151 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 48 Comments
99 My Fathers, The Baltic
85 How Much Earth
85 Night Words
58 Clouds
37 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 3 Comments
15 Salts And Oils


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