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Late Poet Laureate helped celebrate Plutzik Centennial

February 17, 2015
Philip Levine (US Poet Laureate, center) with University of Rochester English professors Jennifer Grotz, right, and John Michael in Hutchison Hall during a visit to campus April 12, 2012.

From the archives: Philip Levine, former poet laureate of the United States, was a keynote guest when the Department of English’s Plutzik Reading Series celebrated its centennial in 2012. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died Sunday at the age of 87. Below are clips of Levine reading selections from his poetry during his visit to campus.

“What Work Is”
“Soloing”
“The Mercy”
“Songs”
“The Poem of Chalk”
“Ode for Mrs. Settle”

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