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Philip Levine

Lovely reflections here at the NYRB on the life of the great poet Philip Levine, including this wonderful comment from his mother:

“Philip set out to prove there is social mobility in America, so he got born smack-dab in the middle of the middle class, grew up in the lower middle class, and then as an adult joined the working class.”

I will definitely seek out The Final Shift, his newly-published final collection. 

June 11, 2017 in Books | Permalink

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