New Selected Poems

New Selected Poems

Philip Levine’s New Selected Poems replaces Selected Poems (1984) by adding to it a generous choice of major work from each of the two volumes that followed it: Sweet Will (1985) and A Walk With Tom Jefferson (1988).

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  • ASIN: 0679740562

The Last Shift: Poems

The Last Shift: Poems

The final collection of new poems from one of our finest and most beloved poets. The poems in this wonderful collection touch all of the events and places that meant the most to Philip Levine. There are lyrical poems about his family and childhood, the magic of nighttime and the power of dreaming; tough poems about the heavy shift work at Detroit's auto plants, the Nazis, and bosses of all kinds; telling poems about his heroes--jazz players, artists, and working people of every description, even children. Other poems celebrate places and things he loved: the gifts of winter, dawn, a wall in Naples, an English hilltop, Andalusia. And he makes peace with Detroit: "Slow learner that I am, it took me one night/to discover that rain in New York City/is just like rain in Detroit. It gets you wet." It is a peace that comes to full fruition in a moving goodbye to his home town in the final poem in the collection, "The Last Shift."

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  • ASIN: 0451493265

The Simple Truth: Poems

The Simple Truth: Poems

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  • ASIN: 0679765840

What Work Is: Poems

What Work Is: Poems

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  • ASIN: 0679740589

Breath: Poems

Breath: Poems

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 born “early in the final industrial century” to help us envision an America he’s known from the 1930s to the present. His subjects include his brothers, a great-uncle who gave up on America and returned to czarist Russia, a father who survived unspeakable losses, the artists and musicians who inspired him, and fellow workers at the factory who shared the best and worst of his coming of age. Throughout the collection Levine rejoices in song–Dinah Washington wailing from a jukebox in midtown Manhattan; Della Daubien hymning on the crosstown streetcar; Max Roach and Clifford Brown at a forgotten Detroit jazz palace; the prayers offered to God by an immigrant uncle dreaming of the Judean hills; the hoarse notes of a factory worker who, completing another late shift, serenades the sleeping streets. Like all of Levine’s poems, these are a testament to the durability of love, the strength of the human spirit, the persistence of life in the presence of the coming dark.

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  • ASIN: 1400042917

My Lost Poets: A Life in Poetry

My Lost Poets: A Life in Poetry

Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people that he wrote about, and the older poets who influenced him. In prose both as superbly rendered as his poetry and as down-to-earth and easy as speaking, Levine reveals the things that made him the poet he became. In the title essay, originally the final speech of his poet laureate year, he recounts how as a boy he composed little speeches walking in the night woods near his house and how he later realized these were his first poems. He wittily takes on the poets he studied with in the Iowa Writing Program: John Berryman, who was his great teacher and lifelong friend, and Robert Lowell, who was neither. His deepest influences--jazz, Spain, the working people of Detroit--are reflected in many of the pieces. There are essays on Spanish poets he admires, William Carlos Williams, Wordsworth, Keats, and others. A wonderful, moving collection of writings that add to our knowledge and appreciation of Philip Levine--both the man and the poet.

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  • ASIN: 0451493273

Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine

Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine

This collection of essays pays tribute to Philip Levine as teacher and mentor. Throughout his fifty-year teaching career, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Levine taught scores of younger poets, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. These forty essays honor and celebrate one of our most vivid and gifted poets.           Whether in Fresno, New York, Boston, Detroit, or any of the other cities where Levine taught, his students benefited from his sharp, humorous honesty in the classroom. In these personal essays, poets spanning a number of generations reveal how their lives and work were forever altered by studying with Levine. The heartfelt tributes illuminate how one dedicated teacher’s intangible gifts can make a vast difference in the life of a developing poet, as well as providing insight into the changing tenor of the poetry workshop in the American university setting.Here, poets as diverse as Nick Flynn and David St. John, Sharon Olds and Larry Levis, Ada Limon and Mark Levine, Malena Morling and Lawson Fusao Inada are united in their deep regard for Philip Levine. The voices echo and reverberate as each strikes its own honoring tone. Contributors: Aaron Belz, Ciaran Berry, Paula Bohince, Shane Book, B. H. Boston, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, Colin C...

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  • ASIN: 098593252X

The Mercy: Poems

The Mercy: Poems

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  • ASIN: 0375701354

1933 Poems

1933 Poems

Book by Levine, Philip

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  • ASIN: 068910586X

News of the World - Poems

News of the World - Poems

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.

  • ASIN: 0375711902
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National Poet Laureate Philip Levine, in a discussion taped in 1998, reads his work and discusses his writing on "The Writing Life," a writer to writer talk show produced by the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society. He reads "Escape" "M. Degas Teaches Art and Science at Durfee Intermediate...

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The Poetry Breaks series is a series of videos filmed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by creator Leita Luchetti, who co-produced the series with the WGBH New Television Workshops. Poetry Breaks features short videos of internationally renowned poets reading their work, reading the work of other...

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Philip Levine reads his poem "They Feed They Lion" | LIVE from the NYPL

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Recorded on June 4th, 2013 at the New York Public Library For more events by LIVE from the NYPL visit: http://www.nypl.org/events/live-nypl Watch the full 90-minute recording here: goo.gl/ho4oUB To coincide with The New York Public Library's exhibition “Back Tomorrow: Federico Garcia Lorca / P...

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Poet Philip Levine Reads His Work

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Learn more about Levine: http://to.pbs.org/qtGW57 Philip Levine, who was named the Library of Congress' 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2011-2012, reads some of his work.

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