Poetry Sep 05

A poet’s ode to the meaning of work

Philip Levine wrote 20 collections of verse, won a Pulitzer Prize and served as Poet Laureate of the United States. Yet he always considered his main mission was to document and honor the lives of working-class people.

Arts Feb 15

Former U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87

Philip Levine, a former auto worker turned acclaimed poet, died Saturday. He was 87. His death was caused by complications from pancreatic cancer, the New York Times reported. Levine was perhaps best known for tackling the world of the…

Philip Levine is author of some 20 volumes of verse and one of the nation's most honored poets, with a Pulitzer and numerous other prizes. But he started life in Detroit working in auto plants, sometimes waiting in line for…

At 82, Philip Levine is author of some 20 volumes of verse and is one of the nation’s most honored poets with a Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards. But he started life in Detroit, working in auto plants…

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