NTW Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Philip Levine
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Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Philip Levine

Copyright Date:
1995

Copyright Holder:
Leita Luchetti and WGBH Educational Foundation

Artist:
Levine, Philip

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 21 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 21 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Background:
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.

Scope:
A Betacam SP preservation master (made from the Digital Betacam master) and a VHS screening copy have been created.

Phillip Levine introduces and reads the following poems:
"Belle Isle 1949"
"Gin"
"Grandmother in Heaven"
"For Fran"
"Sweet Will"
"What Work Is"
"A Late Answer"



Director:
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Producer:
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Funders:
Axe-Houghton Foundation
Witter Bynner Foundation

Performer:
Levine, Philip

Subjects:
Poetry


Genre:
Readings

See Also:
Poetry Breaks III, Philip Levine





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