POET PHILLIP LEVINE RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sep 12, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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One of America’s most honoured poets, Phillip Levine, has received a lifetime achievement prize and $100,000.

The American Academy of Poets has announced that Levine has been given the Wallace Stevens Award.

Levine is 85 years old and is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a former U.S. Poet Laureate.

He was born in Detroit and is known for his detailed portraits of the working class, with books that include “News of the World” and “What Work Is.”

The Academy awarded Patricia Smith’s “Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah” the $25,000 Lenore Marshall Prize.

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