Phillis Levin

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Phillis Levin has work forthcoming in The Atlantic and Kenyon Review. Her newest book, Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin Books, 2016), was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is the author of four other poetry collections, Temples and Fields (University of Georgia Press, 1988), The Afterimage (Copper Beech Press, 1995), Mercury (Penguin, 2001), and May Day (Penguin, 2008), and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English (2001). Her honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar Award to Slovenia, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in New York and currently is a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Hofstra University.

  • In a Valley & Theorems of Reason

    Hello to the theorems of reason, hidden
  • To a New Chair | Bounty

    To a New Chair
  • As It Happens

    As it happens, there was nothing left, so much to do, a plethora
  • Lyre

    Because it hangs from the center of the sky,
  • On Either Side of the Word Lie

    The letters that must be taken away