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University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.


The book is "Sweet Will," published by Prairie Lights after being out of print for years.

It's a quiet book, lovely in its restraint.

One of my favorite poems treats of Levine's life as a boy in Detroit. It's called "Sweet Will:"

The man who stood beside me

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