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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
20989 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 23 Comments
10985 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5676 Gin
4509 The Simple Truth
4427 Among Children
4318 Late Light
4122 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 26 Comments
3815 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 8 Comments
3558 Night Words
3345 Those Were The Days
3068 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3015 Belle Isle, 1949
2947 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2865 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2591 Making It Work
2547 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2531 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2515 Holding On
2503 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2497 Late Moon
2448 Heaven
2421 Father
2419 In The New Sun
2406 Waking In March
2333 An Ending
2333 The Rains
2302 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
2282 The Mercy
2242 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2169 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2154 Clouds
2080 Any Night
2065 The End Of Your Life
1981 The House
1967 The Drunkard
1928 The Present
1927 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 207 Comments
1920 Magpiety
1904 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1888 Songs
1876 House Of Silence
1867 Passing Out
1839 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 5 Comments
1830 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1820 Premonition At Twilight
1816 The Unknowable
1813 Once
1794 The Water's Chant
1748 The Turning
1708 Holy Day
1707 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1703 The Helmet
1684 The Dead
1684 Clouds Above The Sea
1681 How Much Earth
1675 Everything
1672 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1642 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1638 The Distant Winter
1613 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1603 Fist
1594 The Rat Of Faith
1579 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1576 Told
1526 I Sing The Body Electric
1525 My Fathers, The Baltic
1517 The Negatives
1510 For The Country
1504 The New World
1499 Where We Live Now
1476 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1473 Salts And Oils
1395 Something Has Fallen
1395 The Return
1392 Gangrene
1390 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1381 Green Thumb
1364 Small Game
1358 The Whole Soul
1310 In A Light Time
1302 Noon
1248 Mad Day In March
1180 Montjuich
332 A Sleepless Night
321 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 45 Comments
307 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 9 Comments
296 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
278 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 35 Comments
277 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
253 I Won, You Lost
247 Wisteria
236 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
140 Last Words
140 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 6 Comments


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