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The Resource My lost poets : a life in poetry, Philip Levine ; edited by Edward Hirsch

My lost poets : a life in poetry, Philip Levine ; edited by Edward Hirsch

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My lost poets : a life in poetry
Title
My lost poets
Title remainder
a life in poetry
Statement of responsibility
Philip Levine ; edited by Edward Hirsch
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people that he wrote about, and the older poets who influenced him. In prose both as superbly rendered as his poetry and as down-to-earth and easy as speaking, Levine reveals the things that made him the poet he became. In the title essay, originally the final speech of his poet laureate year, he recounts how as a boy he composed little speeches walking in the night woods near his house and how he later realized these were his first poems. He wittily takes on the poets he studied with in the Iowa Writing Program: John Berryman, who was his great teacher and lifelong friend, and Robert Lowell, who was neither. His deepest influences--jazz, Spain, the working people of Detroit--are reflected in many of the pieces. There are essays on Spanish poets he admires, William Carlos Williams, Wordsworth, Keats, and others. A wonderful, moving collection of writings that add to our knowledge and appreciation of Philip Levine--both the man and the poet"--
  • "Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people that he wrote about, and the older poets who influenced him"--
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet describes his journey to understand himself and his art form and describes the events, memorable teachers and lifelong friends who influenced him as well as the other poets he admires, including William Carlos Williams, John Keats and William Wordsworth
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Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10544480
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-2015
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Levine, Philip
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E9
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hirsch, Edward
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True
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  • Levine, Philip
  • Levine, Philip
  • Levine, Philip
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Poets, American
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • POETRY / American / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Friendship
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poets, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life in poetry
Label
My lost poets : a life in poetry, Philip Levine ; edited by Edward Hirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the next world: the poetry of Roberta Spear
  • Getting and spending
  • My lost poets
  • Nobody's Detroit
  • On finding William Carlos Williams and my poetry
  • Detroit jazz in the late forties and early fifties
  • A history of my befuddlement
  • A day in May
  • A means of transport: George Hitchcock and kayak
  • The Spanish Civil War in poetry
Control code
ocn939994248
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780451493279
Lccn
2016022244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939994248
Label
My lost poets : a life in poetry, Philip Levine ; edited by Edward Hirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the next world: the poetry of Roberta Spear
  • Getting and spending
  • My lost poets
  • Nobody's Detroit
  • On finding William Carlos Williams and my poetry
  • Detroit jazz in the late forties and early fifties
  • A history of my befuddlement
  • A day in May
  • A means of transport: George Hitchcock and kayak
  • The Spanish Civil War in poetry
Control code
ocn939994248
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780451493279
Lccn
2016022244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939994248

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