What Work Is
By Philip Levine
Original and Current Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Philip Levine first won the National Book Award in Poetry in 1980 for Ashes.
Poetry Finalists that Year:
- Andrew Hudgins for The Never-Ending
- Linda McCarriston for Eva-Mary
- Adrienne Rich for An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991
- Marilyn Nelson Waniek for The Homeplace
Poetry Judges that Year: Edward Hirsch, Rita Dove, Michael Harper, Jean Valentine, Richard Wilbur
The Year in Literature:
- Near Changes by Mona Van Duyn won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
- Joseph Brodsky was named Poet Laureate of the United States.
- Philip Levine (1928- ) was born in Detroit, MI.
- Levine has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
- From the NBF Archives: Philip Levine Author Interview by Diane Osen
- Levine's profile at Poets.org
- Levine, The Art of Poetry No. 39, Interviewed by Mona Simpson
The Paris Review, Summer 1988, No. 107
Poetry Everywhere: "Belle Isle, 1949" by Philip Levine
Produced by David Grubin Productions and WGBH Boston, in association with the Poetry Foundation.
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