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Poetry Breaks III, Philip Levine

Copyright Date:

Copyright Holder:
Leita Hagemann Luchetti and The WGBH Educational Foundation

Levine, Philip

1 videocassette of 1 (54:45 min.) (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (54:45 min.) (VHS) : sd., col. 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Philip Levine was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1928. He is the author of sixteen books of poetry, most recently The Mercy (1998). His other poetry collections include The Simple Truth (1994), which won the Pulitzer Prize; What Work Is (1991), which won the National Book Award; 7 Years From Somewhere (1979), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Names of the Lost (1975), which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has also published a collection of essays, The Bread of Time: Toward an Autobiography (1994). He has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize for Poetry, and two Guggenheim Foundation fellowships. For two years he served as chair of the Literature Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in New York City and Fresno, California, and teaches at New York University.

Video materials for this program include preservation and screening copies of source tapes of original footage and master tapes of spots edited for distribution and broadcast. Preservation copies are Beta SP format and screening copies are 3/4" and 1/2" (VHS). Paper materials include shot logs of source tapes, production notes, and correspondence between the producer and the poet.

Philip Levine reads and introduces his poems. The following poems appear on the master tapes with and without the "Poetry Breaks" logo and copyright:
"Belle Isle 1949"
"My Grandmother in Heaven"
"For Fran"
"The Simple Truth"
"Sweet Will"
"What Work Is"
"A Late Answer"

The source tapes contain multiple takes of these poems.

Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Levine, Philip



See Also:
Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Philip Levine

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