New Selected Poems [NOOK Book]

Overview

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).

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Overview

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).

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Library Journal
Issued simultaneously with his newest book, What Work Is ( LJ 5/1/91), this selection contains all the poems Levine himself chose for inclusion in his earlier Selected Poems ( LJ 6/15/84), plus 15 new poems. This is a monumental work that somehow remains wonderfully accessible, largely because Levine has chosen pieces carefully, favoring shorter works and poems that address his staple themes of family (like ``Uncle'' and ``My Son and I'') and childhood (``Coming Home''). Many of the poems are powerfully imagistic, with telling one-word titles like ``Noon,'' ``Salami,'' ``Milkweed,'' ``Breath,'' ``Starlight,'' ``Snow,'' and ``Roofs.'' Also included are familiar anthology pieces like ``The Horse'' and ``They Feed the Lion.'' Levine is simply one of the best poets working in America today, a winner of the American Book Award, the Marshall Award, and the Lilly Poetry Prize. New Selected Poems and What Work Is constitute a virtually complete record of his work and are thus highly recommended for all poetry collections, large or small.-- Daniel L. Guillory, Millikin Univ., Decatur, Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307761415
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/7/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,165,025
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Philip Levine

Biography

On August 10th, 2011, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Philip Levine as the Library's 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2011-2012.

Levine will take up his duties in the fall, opening the Library's annual literary season with a reading of his work at the Coolidge Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 17.

"Philip Levine is one of America's great narrative poets," Billington said. "His plainspoken lyricism has, for half a century, championed the art of telling ‘The Simple Truth'--about working in a Detroit auto factory, as he has, and about the hard work we do to make sense of our lives."

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    1. Hometown:
      Fresno, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 10, 1928
    2. Place of Birth:
      Detroit, Michigan
    1. Education:
      B.A., Wayne State University; M.F.A., Iowa Writers Workshop, University of Iowa

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