Video: An Evening With the Poet Laureate of the United States
Monday, November 7, 2011
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U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine gives a public reading, followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by Maureen Corrigan. The event is sponsored by the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.
- Philip Levine, Poet Laureate of the United States
Levine published his debut collection of poems, On the Edge (The Stone Wall Press), in 1963, followed by Not This Pig (Wesleyan University Press) in 1968. Since then, Levine has published numerous books of poetry, most recently News of the World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010). He is a Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as the recipient of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the first American Book Award for Poetry, among many others. Click here for full bio.
- Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University
Corrigan is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Corrigan's literary memoir, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading! was published in 2005. Corrigan is also a reviewer and columnist for The Washington Post's Book World. In addition to serving on the advisory panel of The American Heritage Dictionary, she has chaired the Mystery and Suspense judges' panel of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.