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Philip Levine

Philip LevineBorn: 10-Jan-1928
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 14-Feb-2015
Location of death: Fresno, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: What Work Is

Father: Harry Levine
Mother: Esther Gertrude Priscol
Brother: Edward (his twin, b. 10-Jan-1928)
Brother: Eli
Wife: Frances J. Artley (until his death, three sons)
Son: John
Son: Mark
Son: Teddy

    University: BA, Wayne State University (1950)
    University: MA, Wayne State University (1955)
    University: MFA, University of Iowa
    Professor: English, California State University Fresno (1958-92)

    Russian Ancestry
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    National Book Award for Poetry 1980 for Ashes
    National Book Award for Poetry 1991 for What Work Is
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1995 Poetry for Simple Truth

Author of books:
On the Edge (1963, poetry)
Not This Pig (1968, poetry)
They Feed the Lion (1972, poetry)
The Names of the Lost (1976, poetry)
Ashes (1979, poetry)
One for the Rose (1981, poetry)
Sweet Will (1985, poetry)
A Walk with Tom Jefferson (1988, poetry)
What Work Is: Poems (1991, poetry)
Simple Truth (1994, poetry)
The Bread of Time: Toward an Autobiography (1994, memoir)
Smoke (1997, poetry)
Mercy (1999, poetry)

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