Levine, Philip (poet)

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Levine, Philip (poet) Gender: M
born on 10 January 1928 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Detroit, Michigan, 42n20, 83w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°36' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°01 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 03°46'

Philip (poet) Levine (reading on 16 September 2006)
photo: David Shankbone, license cc-by-2.5


American poet, who won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection of poems titled "The Simple Truth" (1994).

He was best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. He taught for more than thirty years in the English department of California State University, Fresno and held teaching positions at other universities as well. He served on the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets from 2000 to 2006, and was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2011–2012.

Levine was the second of three sons and the first of identical twins of Jewish immigrant parents. He married twice; three sons.

He died in Fresno of pancreatic cancer on the morning of 14 February 2015, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1995 (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry)
  • Death by Disease 14 February 2015 (Pancreatic cancer, age 87)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield notes that in his poem "Let Me Begin Again" Levine infers that he was born at night: "1/10’28. Tonight I shall enter my life / after being at sea for ages, quietly, / in a hospital named for an automobile."

Note: He was born at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The time of 9pm is speculative.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three sons)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Identical twin)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry)