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Philip Levine – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Philip Levine

 

I realized poetry’s the thing that I can do ’cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.

– Philip Levine


Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You’ll have that readership. Keep going until you know you’re doing work that’s worthy. And then see what happens. That’s my advice.

– Philip Levine


My mother carried on and supported us her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.

– Philip Levine


Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it’s the home of the extraordinary, the only home.

– Philip Levine


The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.

– Philip Levine


There’ll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.

– Philip Levine