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U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Resolved “to find a voice for the voiceless” while working in the auto plants during the 1950s, Philip Levine’s work is most famous for its urban perspective, and depictions of the grim reality of blue collar work and workers. In his new role as U.S. Poet Laureate, Levine says he has one main goal: “I want to bring poetry to people who have no idea how relevant poetry is to their lives.”

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