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Philip Levine

Philip Levine

·4.22·6,858 Ratings
“ Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. ” ― Walt Whitman
Authors' Books
  • Awake

    ·4.5·208 Ratings
    First published in 1990 and now back in print, this much sought-after collection marked the stunning debut of poet Dorianne Laux. Awake chronicles Laux's coming to terms with a childhood darkened by violence and sexual abuse--a struggle at once to embrace
  • Elegy

    ·4.34·992 Ratings
    A few days before his death in 1996, Larry Levis mentioned to his friend and former instructor Philip Levine that he had "an all-but-completed manuscript" of poems. Levine had years earlier recognized Levis as "the most gifted and determined young poet I
  • What Work Is

    ·4.27·1,999 Ratings
    Winner of the National Book Award in 1991   “This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the furnaces, forges, slag heaps, assembly lines,
  • New Selected Poems

    ·4.37·309 Ratings
    Philip Levine's New Selected Poems (1984) by adding to it a generous choice of major from each of the two volumes that followed it: Sweet Will (1985) and A Walk With Tom Jefferson (1988).
  • The Simple Truth

    ·4.2·613 Ratings
    Written in a voice that moves between elegy and prayer, The Simple Truth contains thirty-three poems whose aim is to weave a complex tapestry of myth, history (both public and private), family, memory, and invention in a search for truths so basic and uni
  • Breath

    ·3.95·221 Ratings
    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 Mercy

    ·4.04·138 Ratings
    Philip Levine's new collection of poems (his first since The Simple Truth was awarded the Pulitzer Prize) is a book of journeys: the necessary ones that each of us takes from innocence to experience, from youth to age, from confusion to clarity, from sani
  • Recovery

    ·3.47·101 Ratings
  • News of the World

    ·3.93·325 Ratings
    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
  • Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled

    ·4.34·201 Ratings
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