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Philip Levine Wins Wallace Stevens Award September 12, 2013: As the Huffington Post reported: One of the country's most honored poets, Philip Levine, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize. The American Academy of Poets announced Thursday that Levine, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has been given the Wallace Stevens Award. The 85-year-old Levine is known [...] by

U of Iowa Press to Publish Collection of Forty Essays on Philip Levine November 16, 2012: Coming in 2013, Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. From University of Iowa Press: "You might change someone’s life (read for the better) through a chance encounter as you walk to the corner store for bread. If you choose to teach the writing of poetry, however, you increase your chances of experiencing this [...] by

Christopher Buckley on Life Learning from Philip Levine September 5, 2012: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, poet Christopher Buckley has written a semi-autobiographical essay on his lifelong relationship with Philip Levine, starting with his purchase of They Feed They Lion in 1972 and leading to a close friendship. Here, Buckley describes their first meeting: I met Philip Levine on a tennis court at SDSU. [...] by

Dear Abbey, or, Dear Philip Levine June 5, 2012: Philip Levine is guest "ethicist" in this NY Times Magazine column. Here's a taste: I’m married and recently had an emotional affair. As a result of the frequent phone contact with my paramour, I went way over my minute usage allowance. My wife and I have a shared plan, and the bill is automatically paid from her checking account. [...] by

Philip Levine’s Final Lecture as Poet Laureate May 7, 2012: This Washington Post article highlights Philip Levine's final lecture as U.S. Poet Laureate. A taste before the jump: Before a packed auditorium of fans, the 84-year-old poet delivered his final lecture as the U.S. poet laureate with the same humility and quiet passion that have marked his work for decades. His 40-minute address, [...] by