philip levine http://michiganradio.org en Detroit native Philip Levine named U.S. Poet Laureate http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-native-philip-levine-named-us-poet-laureate <p>Detroit native <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/philip-levine">Philip Levine</a> is the country&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-143.html">new poet laureate</a>.</p><p>Levine was born in Detroit in 1928. As a student, he worked a number of jobs at Detroit&rsquo;s auto plants, and he translated his experience into poetry. His poems depict life in Detroit and the working class in general.</p><p>&quot;What Work Is&quot; - introduction and reading by Philip Levine</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-981389.mp3</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:37:04 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3689 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit native Philip Levine named U.S. Poet Laureate