“Philip Levine, by virtue of having won two National Book Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award, is arguably our most important living poet,” said Professor Steve Yarbrough. “As Poet Laureate of the United States, he did much to communicate his passion for the art of poetry. He is, quite simply, a national treasure.”
During his time on the Emerson campus next Monday, Levine will hold a question-and-answer session regarding his work. The session will take place at 4:00 pm in the Little Building’s Charles Beard Room at 80 Boylston Street. A reading of Levine’s work will follow at 6:00 pm in the Bill Bordy Theater, located at 216 Tremont Street.
Levine has published more than 20 collections of poetry and is widely known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning poem The Simple Truth and his poetry collections Ashes: Poems New and Old and What Work Is.
The WLP Reading Series is geared toward providing students with access to national and international authors.
The event is free and open to the public.