The New York Times, “Philip Levine, a Poet of Grit, Sweat and Labor, Dies at 87,” February 15, 2015

Philip Levine, a Poet of Grit, Sweat and Labor, Dies at 87
by Margalit Fox, The New York Times, February 15, 2015

In spare, realistic free verse, Mr. Levine explored the subjects that had long animated his work: his gritty Detroit childhood; the soul-numbing factory jobs he held as a youth; Spain, where he lived for some time as an adult; and the Spanish anarchists of the 1930s, a personal passion since he was a boy.

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