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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
20757 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 21 Comments
10934 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5570 Gin
4434 The Simple Truth
4349 Among Children
4270 Late Light
4033 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 25 Comments
3748 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 8 Comments
3513 Night Words
3253 Those Were The Days
3004 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
2893 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2876 Belle Isle, 1949
2790 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2539 Making It Work
2503 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2468 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2449 Holding On
2435 Late Moon
2415 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2388 Heaven
2358 In The New Sun
2357 Waking In March
2352 Father
2289 An Ending
2264 The Rains
2231 The Mercy
2194 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
2176 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2109 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2096 Clouds
2027 The End Of Your Life
2009 Any Night
1935 The House
1919 The Drunkard
1877 Magpiety
1872 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 119 Comments
1863 The Present
1843 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1834 Songs
1822 Passing Out
1815 House Of Silence
1799 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 4 Comments
1778 Premonition At Twilight
1773 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1769 The Unknowable
1764 Once
1749 The Water's Chant
1721 The Turning
1666 The Helmet
1661 Holy Day
1647 Clouds Above The Sea
1644 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1640 Everything
1640 The Dead
1620 How Much Earth
1619 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1573 The Distant Winter
1569 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 6 Comments
1563 The Rat Of Faith
1555 Fist
1555 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1535 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1529 Told
1494 My Fathers, The Baltic
1490 I Sing The Body Electric
1480 The Negatives
1472 For The Country
1471 The New World
1469 Where We Live Now
1440 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1439 Salts And Oils
1361 Something Has Fallen
1360 Gangrene
1352 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1348 Green Thumb
1348 The Return
1327 The Whole Soul
1323 Small Game
1272 In A Light Time
1270 Noon
1211 Mad Day In March
1113 Montjuich
240 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 44 Comments
238 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 9 Comments
216 A Sleepless Night
206 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 35 Comments
200 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
195 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
194 Wisteria
184 I Won, You Lost
162 Milkweed
104 Last Words
98 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 6 Comments


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