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My Lost Poets by Philip Levine
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Apr 03, 2018 | ISBN 9781524711337

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“Delightful reading. . . . Levine excels at telling good stories and drawing memorable portraits of people.” —Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books

“A balancing act between melancholy and the thrill of discovery . . . [This work] belongs in every library where the poetry collection matters—and that should be every library.” —Herman Sutter, Library Journal (starred review)

“You never get the sense that the poet, despite advancing years, is looking over his shoulder to posterity. Instead he looks directly at you, the world and the mysteries of his soul.” —Paul Wilner, San Francisco Chronicle

“Warmhearted, robustly beautiful autobiographical essays . . . Crisply rendered memories and observations are conveyed with abiding tenderness, self-deprecation, sharp humor, and steely lyricism, all shaped by [Levine’s] profound thankfulness for his guiding lights, his ‘lost poets.’ . . . This is vital and affecting testimony to what it means to live as a poet in a largely indifferent, relentlessly churning world.” —Donna Seaman, Booklist
“A sparkling collection of essays . . . full of scintillating remembrances of fellow poets . . . Like his poetry, generous, honest, and real.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Like so many of Levine’s poems, this book evinces a commitment to evoking a hard-won experience and bringing it to lyric life.” —Publishers Weekly

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