In this “characteristically wise” (The New York Times Book Review) collection from one of our most celebrated poets, Philip Levine brings us finely made, powerfully telling imagery from the worlds of hand, heart, and mind.
About the Author
Philip Levine's most recent book of poems, "News of the World, " 2009, was published by Knopf. Levine is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Awards, the National Book Critics Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and more. He recently retired as Poet-in-Residence at New York University.
“All the earmarks of a valedictory testament, what with its autumnal ruminations on personal history and its haunted remembrances of things past, yet Levine is too canny a craftsman to settle for dutiful curtain calls, and too much the hard-bitten ironist to fall prey to false nostalgia. If certain obsessions here are bound to strike longtime readers as old news (innocence and experience, manual labor and class struggle), the visceral language that fleshes the poems out still feels hot off the press.” —David Barber, The Boston Globe