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Philip Levine
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Philip Levine was born in 1928 in Detroit and was formally educated there, in the public schools and at Wayne University (now Wayne State University). After a succession of industrial jobs, he left the city for good and lived in various parts of the country before settling in Fresno, California, where he taught at the state university until his retirement. For twelve autumns he served as poet in residence at New York University. He has received many awards for his books of poems, including the National Book Award in 1991 for What Work Is and the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for... Read More

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A Walk with Jefferson

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Breath
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 17, 2006
Price: $16.00

Always a poet of memory and invention, Philip Levine looks back at his own life as well as the adventures of his ancestors, his relatives, and his friends, and at their rites of passage into an America of victories and betrayals. He transports us back to the street where he was... Read more >
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Breath
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The Mercy
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 24, 2000
Price: $16.00

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The Mercy
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $12.99

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New Selected Poems

Written by Philip Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 21, 1992
Price: $20.00

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New Selected Poems

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $15.99

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News of the World

Written by Philip Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $16.00

In this “characteristically wise” (The New York Times Book Review) collection from one of our most celebrated poets, Philip Levine brings us finely made, powerfully telling imagery from the worlds of hand, heart, and mind.

“All the earmarks of a valedictory testament, what with its autumnal ruminations on personal history and its... Read more >
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News of the World
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $25.00

A superb new collection from “a great American poet . . . still at work on his almost-song of himself” (The New York Times Book Review).

In both lively prose poems and more formal verse, Philip Levine brings us news from everywhere: from Detroit, where exhausted workers try to find a decent... Read more >
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News of the World

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Simple Truth
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 3, 1996
Price: $16.95

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The Simple Truth
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $12.99

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What Work Is

Written by Philip Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 21, 1992
Price: $16.00

Winner of the 1991 National Book Award for Poetry

"It didn't seem possible that Levine could improve on his first working-class portraits, yet I feel these new poems are an improvement: an extra dimension of dignity has been conferred on his characters."--Alfred Corn,The  Washington Post Book World

"What Work Is makes some of its... Read more >
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What Work Is

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $12.99

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