An Evening of Poetry with Philip Levine

A reading and discussion with the former U.S. Poet Laureate, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

When: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 8 p.m.

Where: The Victoria Hall Theater, 33 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures


Philip Levine was born in 1928 in Detroit, where he was formally educated in the public schools and at Wayne University (now Wayne State University). After a succession of industrial jobs, he earned an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he studied with poets Robert Lowell and John Berryman. Eventually he moved to Fresno, where he taught at California State University, Fresno, for more than 30 years until his retirement.

Levine has received many awards for his books of poems, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for The Simple Truth and the National Book Award in 1991 for What Work Is and in 1980 for Ashes: Poems New and Old. In 2000, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. His most recent book is News of the World (2011). Levine splits his time between Brooklyn and Fresno.

Phone: 805-893-3535

Event posted Jan. 4, 2014
Last updated Jan. 4, 2014


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