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Philip Levine
Levine reading on September 16, 2006
Born (1928-01-10)January 10, 1928
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died February 14, 2015(2015-02-14) (aged 87)
Fresno, California, USA
Occupation Poet
Alma mater University of Iowa

Philip Levine (January 10, 1928 – February 14, 2015) was an American poet and teacher. He was best known for his poems about working-class Detroit.

He taught for more than thirty years at California State University, Fresno. He also taught at other different schools. He was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2011–2012. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995.

Levine died of pancreatic cancer on February 14, 2015 in Fresno, California, aged 87.


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