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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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21483 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 26 Comments
11179 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5895 Gin
4652 The Simple Truth
4566 Among Children
3993 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 10 Comments
3668 Night Words
3306 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3198 Belle Isle, 1949
3078 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2971 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2818 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2748 Making It Work
2649 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2645 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 11 Comments
2640 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2624 Holding On
2587 Heaven
2556 Father
2541 In The New Sun
2515 Waking In March
2511 The Rains
2465 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
2440 The Mercy
2414 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2383 Clouds
2339 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2282 Any Night
2136 The End Of Your Life
2114 The Present
2067 The House
2042 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 208 Comments
2039 The Drunkard
2024 Magpiety
2023 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2012 Passing Out
1996 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
1977 Songs
1963 House Of Silence
1946 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1942 The Unknowable
1917 Once
1898 The Water's Chant
1887 Premonition At Twilight
1881 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1853 How Much Earth
1841 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1836 The Turning
1811 Clouds Above The Sea
1802 Holy Day
1782 The Helmet
1776 The Dead
1758 Everything
1753 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1752 The Distant Winter
1700 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1692 Fist
1667 The Rat Of Faith
1658 Told
1618 My Fathers, The Baltic
1611 The Negatives
1599 I Sing The Body Electric
1598 For The Country
1596 The New World
1587 Where We Live Now
1576 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1518 Something Has Fallen
1506 The Return
1480 Small Game
1476 Green Thumb
1467 Gangrene
1458 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1429 The Whole Soul
1378 In A Light Time
1340 Montjuich
517 A Sleepless Night
509 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 49 Comments
468 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
457 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
447 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
417 I Won, You Lost
398 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 37 Comments
338 Wisteria
312 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
228 Last Words
198 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
141 Those Were The Days
105 Late Light
104 Late Moon
97 An Ending
88 Noon
87 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 7 Comments
81 Mad Day In March
62 Salts And Oils


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