An Evening with Philip Levine

Known for his "big-hearted, Whitmanesque poems about working-class Detroit" (New York Times), Philip Levine was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 2011. Levine’s early poems, often written in narrow, seven-syllable lines, are gritty evocations of the lives of working people, inspired by his work as a factory laborer: "I believed that if I could understand my life—or at least the part my work played in it—I could embrace it with some degree of joy, an element conspicuously missing from my life." He remains a distinctly urban poet, and his recent poems are narrative, anecdotal elegies for a vanished working-class world. The author of 20 collections of poems, Levine has won nearly every major writing award, including the Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Awards.

$15 (General Admission)
$7 (Student)

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