Phillip Levine

Notes from A White Working Class That No Longer Exists (or what I have learned while being in the higher realms)

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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I thought since I had to witness a whole bunch of snotty poets dissect the working class poets (or lack thereof) on a thread today, I’d have some fun and brand them as they brand folks like me.

Why I Hate “The Arts”

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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Perhaps it is the ends of art I hate–the way it is “valued” rather than integrated into the dynamic of being alive.

The Actual Voice of Someone Else: Philip Levine’s “News of the World”

by Evan Hansen Poetry and Poetics
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News of the World certainly offers some typical-feeling moves to those familiar with Levine’s oeuvres, it also contains formal variations and preoccupations that will amuse and surprise both his admirers and those who don’t yet know his work.