Not This Pig

Not This Pig

by Philip Levine
     
 

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A compelling second collection of poetry.

"Not This Pigs shows [Levine] to be a poet of growing power and strangeness. In most of his poems Levine sketches in an apparently concrete experience, but he blurs the edges so that the reader is propelled into the realms of mystery."-Judson Jerome, Saturday Review

".one of the best books of poetry to come out of the

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A compelling second collection of poetry.

"Not This Pigs shows [Levine] to be a poet of growing power and strangeness. In most of his poems Levine sketches in an apparently concrete experience, but he blurs the edges so that the reader is propelled into the realms of mystery."-Judson Jerome, Saturday Review

".one of the best books of poetry to come out of the sixties.his perspective is usually so healthy and so complete that I have come back to the poems again and again."-James McMichael, The Southern Review

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“One of the best books of poetry to come out of the sixties . . . His perspective is usually so healthy and so complete that I have come back to the poems again and again”—James McMichael, Southern Review

“Not This Pig shows [Levine] to be a poet of growing power and strangeness… In most of his poems Levine sketches in an apparently concrete experience, but he blurs the edges so that the reader is propelled into the realms of mystery.”—Judson Jerome, Saturday Review

“Writing with seeming ease and no avant-garde pyrotechnics, [Levine] puts together poems…that have simultaneous bite and gentleness.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819510389
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Program Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

PHILLIP LEVINE holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Wayne State University. He has published many books of poetry – of which Not This Pig was his second – as well as translations of poetry from the Spanish. Among his many awards are the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the American Book Award in 1980, and, most recently, the National Book Award in Poetry for 1991. He teaches at California State University and lives in Fresno.

Brief Biography

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

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