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On Sale: September 07, 2011
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-307-76141-5
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LIGHTS I HAVE SEEN BEFORE 

The children are off somewhere
and when I waken
I hear only
the buzz of current
in the TV
and the refrigerator 

groaning against the coming
day. I rise and wash;
there is nothing
to think of except
the insistent push
of water, and the pipe's
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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 The Simple Truth. In 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States. He divides his time between Fresno, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

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