Philip Levine (poet)

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Philip Levine
Levine reading in 2006
Levine reading in 2006
Born(1928-01-10)January 10, 1928
Detroit, Michigan, US
DiedFebruary 14, 2015(2015-02-14) (aged 87)
Fresno, California, US
OccupationPoet
Alma materWayne State University University of Iowa
Notable awardsUnited States Poet Laureate
Years active1963–2015
SpousePatty Kanterman
(1951–1953),
Frances J. Artley
(1954–2015)
ChildrenMark, John, Teddy

Philip Levine (January 10, 1928 – February 14, 2015) was an American poet and teacher. He was best known for his poems about working-class Detroit.

He taught for more than thirty years at California State University, Fresno. He also taught at other different schools. He was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2011–2012.[1] He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995.

Levine died of pancreatic cancer on February 14, 2015 in Fresno, California, aged 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Charles McGrath (August 9, 2011). "Voice of the Workingman to Be Poet Laureate". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  2. "Philip Levine, U.S. Poet Laureate Who Won Pulitzer, Dies At 87". New York Times.com. Retrieved February 15, 2015.

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