Philip Levine (b. 1928)
A selective list of online literary criticism for 20th-century American (Detriot) poet Philip Levine, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
"Philip Levine." An introduction to Levine, plus excerpts of reputable critical discussions of some poems. Contents: About Philip Levine; On "Animals Are Passing from Our Lives"; On "The Horse"; On "They Feed They Lion"; On "Francisco, I'll Bring You Red Carnations"; On "On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane"; Levine Book Jackets; Bibliography; About the Spanish Civil War; About World War II; A Photo Essay on the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Modern American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson.
"Philip Levine (1928- )." Poetry Foundation. Ed. Catherine Halley. Good, encyclopedia-type introduction to Levine's themes and techniques, with a biography and samples of his poems.
"Philip Levin." Poetry Archive. Directors, Andrew Motion & Richard Carrington.
"Poet Philip Levine reconstructs Detroit, brick by brick," a review of "Breath" by Philip Levine (Knopf). Reviewed by David Kipen in San Francisco Chronicle, 19 October 2004
"Phillip Levine, Poet, Actor, Director, Yurt Dweller." A short page on Philip Levine with a nice picture, from Poets Wear Prada
An interview with Philip Levine, in which he talks of studying under John Berryman at Iowa, with Donald Justice and W.D. Snodgrass. About Berryman: "He spoke with an English accent—complete fraudulent accent—and he spoke in the higher registers of his voice. Hello, Phil, how are you today? That's the way he'd speak. Oh you doing quite well, eh?" In the Courtland Review, May 1999, with J.M. Spalding
An interview with Philip Levine, National Book Award Foundation
An introduction to Philip Levine from the Academy of American Poets
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