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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
21309 You Can Have It Comments and analysis of You Can Have It by Philip Levine 25 Comments
11125 What Work Is Comments and analysis of What Work Is by Philip Levine 2 Comments
5802 Gin
4599 The Simple Truth
4513 Among Children
3935 A Woman Waking Comments and analysis of A Woman Waking by Philip Levine 9 Comments
3605 Night Words
3206 Detroit Grease Shop Poem
3129 Belle Isle, 1949
3024 Night Thoughts Over A Sick Child
2915 Then Comments and analysis of Then by Philip Levine 6 Comments
2738 Black Stone On Top Of Nothing Comments and analysis of Black Stone On Top Of Nothing by Philip Levine 7 Comments
2668 Making It Work
2606 A Theory Of Prosody Comments and analysis of A Theory Of Prosody by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2596 At Bessemer Comments and analysis of At Bessemer by Philip Levine 10 Comments
2591 Coming Close Comments and analysis of Coming Close by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2582 Holding On
2535 Heaven
2499 In The New Sun
2489 Father
2481 Waking In March
2457 The Rains
2404 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
2378 The Mercy
2347 The Red Shirt Comments and analysis of The Red Shirt by Philip Levine 1 Comment
2249 Smoke Comments and analysis of Smoke by Philip Levine 8 Comments
2232 Any Night
2219 Clouds
2107 The End Of Your Life
2065 The Present
2031 The House
2009 Red Dust Comments and analysis of Red Dust by Philip Levine 207 Comments
2005 The Drunkard
1981 Passing Out
1975 Call It Music Comments and analysis of Call It Music by Philip Levine 8 Comments
1971 Magpiety
1940 Bitterness Comments and analysis of Bitterness by Philip Levine 6 Comments
1940 Songs
1926 House Of Silence
1900 Another Song Comments and analysis of Another Song by Philip Levine 2 Comments
1893 The Unknowable
1868 Once
1867 Premonition At Twilight
1860 The Water's Chant
1803 Making Light Of It Comments and analysis of Making Light Of It by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1796 Ode For Mrs. William Settle
1796 The Turning
1784 How Much Earth
1775 Clouds Above The Sea
1753 Holy Day
1753 The Helmet
1752 The Dead
1716 Everything
1714 Berenda Slough Comments and analysis of Berenda Slough by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1706 The Distant Winter
1673 In A Vacant House Comments and analysis of In A Vacant House by Philip Levine 9 Comments
1653 Fist
1629 The Rat Of Faith
1618 Told
1578 My Fathers, The Baltic
1573 The Negatives
1566 I Sing The Body Electric
1558 For The Country
1553 The New World
1546 Sierra Kid Comments and analysis of Sierra Kid by Philip Levine 7 Comments
1542 Where We Live Now
1475 Something Has Fallen
1458 The Return
1436 Small Game
1433 Gangrene
1426 Green Thumb
1422 On The Meeting Of García Lorca And Hart Crane
1398 The Whole Soul
1347 In A Light Time
1236 Montjuich
447 A Sleepless Night
440 Animals Are Passing From Our Lives Comments and analysis of Animals Are Passing From Our Lives by Philip Levine 47 Comments
419 Picture Postcard From The Other World Comments and analysis of Picture Postcard From The Other World by Philip Levine 11 Comments
399 An Abandoned Factory, Detroit Comments and analysis of An Abandoned Factory, Detroit by Philip Levine 3 Comments
387 Milkweed Comments and analysis of Milkweed by Philip Levine 1 Comment
356 They Feed They Lion Comments and analysis of They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine 36 Comments
350 I Won, You Lost
296 Wisteria
282 The Grave Of The Kitchen Mouse
191 Last Words
121 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
72 Those Were The Days
60 An Ending
55 Late Light
55 Voyages Comments and analysis of Voyages by Philip Levine 7 Comments
51 Mad Day In March
49 Late Moon
40 Noon
37 Salts And Oils


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