Poems and Poetry on NPR: Reviews, Interviews, ReadingsExplore NPR's poetry reviews, readings, author interviews and recommendations.
Explore NPR's poetry reviews, readings, author interviews and recommendations.
Philip Levine grew up on the outskirts of Detroit and began writing poetry when he was just 13 years old. "It was like I had never enjoyed anything in my life so much," he said. "It was utterly thrilling. I began to live for it."