Friday, August 19, 2011

Philip Levine as Poet Laureate

Philip Levine has become the new Poet Laureat of the United States for 2011-12, as announced by the Library of Congress librarian James H. Billington.  Congratulations to the poet, a perfect choice.

Being Named as Poet Laureate
Jon Michaud, "Philip Levine, Laureate," New Yorker (August 11, 2011).
Edward Byrne, "Philip Levine New U.S. Poet Laureate," One Poet's Notes (August 10, 2011).
Dwight Garner, "Making Rare Appearance: People and Their Appetites," New York Times (August 9, 2011).
Charles McGrath, "Voice of the Workingman to Be Poet Laureate," New York Times (August 9, 2011).

About Philip Levine
Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec, "Out of the Acids of Rage: Philip Levine's Poems about Detroit," Belgrade Bells 2 (2010), pp.167-186.  Link to pdf format of Belgrade Bells 2.
Bio-bibliography of Levine, with poems, from the Academy of American Poets (

Also, this, discovered thanks to Neil Astley: