Philip Levine - United States Poet Laureate (2011-)
On August 10, 2011, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Philip Levine as the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Dr. Billington said: Philip Levine is one of America’s great narrative poets. His plainspoken lyricism has, for half a century, championed the art of telling ‘The Simple Truth’about working in a Detroit auto factory, as he has, and about the hard work we do to make sense of our lives.
Go to Library of Congress Online Resources about Philip Levine.