Poets in Person: Philip Levine
The Cortland Review is pleased and proud to invite you on an amazing HD video walk through Philip Levine's Brooklyn to discover what inspires him. This video marks the online premiere and first episode of our Poets in Person web series in HD.

Philip Levine

Philip Levine was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1928. He is the author of seventeen books of poetry, most recently News of the World (Knopf, 2009). His other poetry collections include The Simple Truth (1994), which won the Pulitzer Prize; What Work Is (1991), which won the National Book Award; New Selected Poems (1991); Ashes: Poems New and Old (1979), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award for Poetry. He has also published two collections of essays, The Bread of Time: Toward an Autobiography (1994) & So Ask (1997). Recently retired from teaching, he spends half his time in Fresno and half in Brooklyn.

The CD Phil mentions is Goin' Home by Archie Shepp. To purchase the CD (and support TCR) click here

This video installment of "Poets in Person" was produced by Guy Shahar and edited by Lynn Levy for The Cortland Review.


Our Questions for Phil
An Interview

Book Review

David Rigsbee reviews
Philip Levine's new book
News of the World