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From the Archives: Poet Philip Levine On "What Work Is."

Pulitzer prize-winning poet Philip Levine. He grew up in Detroit and worked in the factories as a young man. He's probably best known for his 1992 book of poems about the working class, "What Work Is," (Knopf) which won a National Book Award. He has several volumes of poetry as well as a sort of memoir. He won the Pulitzer for his collection, "The Simple Truth" (Knopf). His latest collection of poems is "The Mercy" (Knopf). (REBROADCAST from 7/22/91)


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