Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thought for the Day

[. . .] Oh, yes,
let's bless the imagination. It gives
us the myths we live by. [. . .]
~ Philip Levine

Quoted from Philip Levine, "On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane" in The Simple Truth (Knopf, 1994) This collection was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

Philip Levine, 1928-2015, United States Poet Laureate 

Jake Marmer, "Philip Levine, Fierce About Poetry", Tablet Magazine, April 16, 2012

Wen Stephenson, "Poetry Pages: An Interview with Philip Levine", The Atlantic, April 8, 1999

Mona Simpson, "Interviews: Philip Levine, The Art of Poetry No. 39", The Paris Review, Summer 1988

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