Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet to Speak at WFU

Philip Levine, whose collection of poetry “The Simple Truth” won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize, will read his poems at Wake Forest University on Monday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102.

Admission to the poetry reading is free and open to the public.

“Levine’s poetic world values reality above all else, a reality that is reinforced by his earthy language, colloquial syntax, and natural rhythms,” according to the Saturday Review.

The child of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Levine grew up in Detroit. Many of his poems draw upon his experiences there.

His acclaimed early volumes include “Not This Pig” (1968), and “They Feed the Lion”(1972). “Ashes,” written in 1979, received the American Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

A book signing and reception will follow. The event is sponsored by the Wake Forest English department and the E.E. Folk Fund.

For information, call (910) 758-5382.

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