Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Philip Levine Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his poetry of the working class, has been appointed the new U.S. Poet Laureate. The Library of Congress has announced that the 83-year-old Levine will succeed W.S. Merwin this fall. The U.S. Poet Laureate receives $35,000 and is known officially as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Mr. Levine will serve from  October through May.


  1. Great Bog Adele! I've really enjoyed it so far :)

  2. What a great choice! I love his work, and it's nice for him to receive this special recognition at age 83!


  3. Agreed, Jamie! I've been a fan for many years, and I'm thrilled that he's received this special honor.