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Featured Webcast: Philip Levine Closes the Literary Season

TITLE: Philip Levine Closes the Literary Season

SPEAKER: Philip Levine
EVENT DATE: 2012/05/03
RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)

DESCRIPTION: Philip Levine, 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, concludes the Library's literary spring season.

Speaker Biography: Philip Levine is the author of 20 collections of poems, including most recently "News of the World" (2009), which The New York Times Sunday Book Review describes as "characteristically wise." Levine won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for "The Simple Truth," the National Book Award in 1991 for "What Work Is" and in 1980 for "Ashes: Poems New and Old," the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979 for both "Ashes: Poems New and Old" and "7 Years From Somewhere," and the 1975 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for "Names of the Lost."

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