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Poetry Reading: Philip Levine

Saturday, April 20
2:00 pm

Enjoy a special afternoon of poetry with Philip Levine, eighteenth Poet Laureate of the United States and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Mr. Levine is known for his verse about the urban landscape and the trials of the working class. Upon Mr. Levine’s appointment as Poet Laureate, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a statement, “Philip Levine is one of America’s great narrative poets. 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.”

The program is generously supported by The Maurice English Poetry Award through Helen W. Drutt English, and is free with admission. Mr. Levine will sign copies of his books after the reading. A selection of books will be available for purchase at the event.

Poet Philip Levine Recalls Life at the Factory | PBS NewsHour | Jan. 12, 2010 | PBS

Levine reading on NPR’s Fresh Air