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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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11645 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6480 Gin
5439 The Turning
4991 Among Children
4941 The Simple Truth
3919 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3816 Everything
3694 Belle Isle, 1949
3510 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
3413 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3280 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3227 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
3167 Making It Work
3034 Holding On
2969 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2932 The Rains
2922 Heaven
2909 In The New Sun
2907 Father
2873 The Mercy
2797 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2761 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2671 Where We Live Now
2670 Any Night
2478 Passing Out
2478 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 209 Comments
2442 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 16 Comments
2403 The End Of Your Life
2402 The Drunkard
2400 The Present
2383 The House
2359 Magpiety
2307 House Of Silence
2305 Songs
2297 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2290 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2269 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2232 The Unknowable
2230 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2208 The Water's Chant
2175 Premonition At Twilight
2164 The Dead
2154 Holy Day
2102 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2098 Clouds Above The Sea
2067 The Helmet
2037 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
1960 I Sing The Body Electric
1951 Small Game
1923 The Rat Of Faith
1920 For The Country
1852 The New World
1839 The Return
1833 Something Has Fallen
1765 Gangrene
1746 Green Thumb
1728 Montjuich
1721 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1676 In A Light Time
1658 The Whole Soul
1258 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1239 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 56 Comments
995 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
934 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
889 A Sleepless Night
753 I Won, You Lost
723 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
680 Wisteria
637 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
527 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
495 Those Were The Days
485 Last Words
463 Late Moon
459 Late Light
419 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
418 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
389 An Ending
376 Noon
334 Mad Day In March
327 The Distant Winter
323 Waking In March
278 Told
275 Once
241 The Negatives
190 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
126 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 45 Comments
75 Fist
55 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 48 Comments
39 Salts And Oils
24 Clouds
23 How Much Earth
16 Night Words
9 My Fathers, The Baltic
8 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 3 Comments


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