Philip Levine won most of the big literary prizes: a Pulitzer for “The Simple Truth” in 1994, two National Book Awards, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He was America’s poet laureate in 2011-12.
Philip Levine won most of the big literary prizes: a Pulitzer for “The Simple Truth” in 1994, two National Book Awards, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He was America’s poet laureate in 2011-12. Gary Kazanjian File photo
Philip Levine won most of the big literary prizes: a Pulitzer for “The Simple Truth” in 1994, two National Book Awards, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He was America’s poet laureate in 2011-12. Gary Kazanjian File photo

Remembering Philip Levine, a poet who gave voice to working people

February 20, 2015 06:00 AM