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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
11567 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
6406 Gin
5377 The Turning
4913 Among Children
4892 The Simple Truth
3921 Night Words
3835 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3735 Everything
3588 Belle Isle, 1949
3359 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
3326 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 11 Comments
3225 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
3123 Making It Work
3061 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 13 Comments
2931 Holding On
2911 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 14 Comments
2883 The Rains
2872 Heaven
2852 Father
2847 In The New Sun
2792 The Mercy
2767 Clouds
2722 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2710 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2598 Where We Live Now
2591 Any Night
2418 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 208 Comments
2415 Passing Out
2371 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 14 Comments
2360 The End Of Your Life
2354 The Present
2339 The House
2310 The Drunkard
2305 Magpiety
2258 House Of Silence
2254 Songs
2216 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
2211 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2207 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2191 The Unknowable
2179 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
2162 The Water's Chant
2130 How Much Earth
2122 Premonition At Twilight
2088 Holy Day
2067 The Dead
2045 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
2035 Clouds Above The Sea
2022 The Helmet
1990 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 10 Comments
1895 I Sing The Body Electric
1886 Small Game
1870 The Rat Of Faith
1849 My Fathers, The Baltic
1821 For The Country
1805 The New World
1789 The Return
1783 Something Has Fallen
1715 Gangrene
1689 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1688 Green Thumb
1681 Montjuich
1615 The Whole Soul
1578 In A Light Time
1195 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1133 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 55 Comments
878 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
850 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
839 A Sleepless Night
714 I Won, You Lost
686 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
622 Wisteria
578 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
440 Those Were The Days
435 Last Words
416 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 14 Comments
410 Late Light
409 Late Moon
367 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 8 Comments
347 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
334 An Ending
333 Noon
301 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 42 Comments
286 Mad Day In March
277 Waking In March
269 Salts And Oils
253 The Distant Winter
232 Once
225 Told
167 The Negatives
159 Fist
90 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
51 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 42 Comments
32 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment


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