Philip Levine

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Birthday
10, 1928
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Feb 14, 2015 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
10, 1928
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Feb 14, 2015 (87)

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About

American poet and 2011 U.S. Poet Laureate who wrote about the Detroit working class. For his 1992 poetry collection, What Work Is, he won the National Book Award for Poetry.

Before Fame

He was born into a family of Jewish immigrants and began working in a Detroit car factory at age fourteen.

Trivia

He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Simple Truth, a collection published in 1994.

Family Life

He was married to Patty Kanterman from 1951-1953. Later, he wed performer Frances J. Artle.

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He took literature classes at the University of Iowa, where he was mentored by John Berryman.

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