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Philip Levine

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"What Work Is," by Philip Levine

The Rose Compass

Do you know what work is?--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therosecompass/support


5 Apr 2021

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Former Mayor Philip Levine, Miami Beach

The Mayors

"Radical centrist" Philip Levine brought a get-it-done attitude to Miami Beach as the city's mayor from 2013 to 2017. He sat down with Richard and Padden to discuss accountability, the biggest threat to Miami Beach, and how to foster innovation. Recorded December 9, 2020.


16 Mar 2021

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Former Miami Beach,FL,Mayor, Philip Levine, Other News. 02-26-2021. Alexander News Show.

Alexander News Show

Former Miami Beach,FL,Mayor, Philip Levine, Other News. 02-26-2021. Alexander News Show. Lets discuss Former City of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levin time as Mayor of Miami Beach. The fact is i have a issue with him being appointed to be Ms.Mayor Cavas Aide to help with Lifting up Cruise Industry at Port of Miami out of Economic hardship. Please email Show to Alexandernewshow@gmail.com and follow it on Twitter @Alexandernewssh.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alexander-carlos/support


26 Feb 2021

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Philip Levine

What Are Poems

Detroit poet Philip Levine is explored. How about Nature Documentaries? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jacob-davies2/support


22 Feb 2021

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“Let Me Begin Again” by Philip Levine

Read Me a Poem

Amanda Holmes reads Philip Levine’s poem, “Let Me Begin Again.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: podcast@theamericanscholar.org. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Aug 2020

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Lo que es el trabajo (Philip Levine, en la voz de Alexis Iparraguirre)

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Estamos formados bajo la lluvia en una larga fila en Ford Highland Park. Buscando trabajo. Sabés lo que es el trabajo: si tenés edad de leer esto sabés lo que es el trabajo, por más que no trabajes. Olvidate de vos. Esto es sobre esperar, apoyarse en un pie, después el otro. Sentir la llovizna que te cae como rocío en el pelo, te nubla la vista hasta que creés ver a tu propio hermano más adelante, a unos diez lugares. Te restregás los anteojos con los dedos y claro que es el hermano de alguien más, con la espalda menos ancha que el tuyo, pero con la misma postura triste y encorvada, la sonrisa que no alcanza a esconder la terquedad, la triste negativa a ceder ante la lluvia, las horas malgastadas esperando, sabiendo que en algún lado más adelante espera un hombre que te va a decir, “No, hoy no estamos tomando gente”, por cualquier motivo que se le ocurra. Vos amás a tu hermano, ahora de repente apenas soportás el amor por tu hermano que te inunda, que no está al lado tuyo ni detrás ni adelante porque está en casa tratando de dormir un poco después del sufrido turno noche en la planta de Cadillac así le da tiempo a levantarse antes del mediodía para estudiar alemán. Trabaja ocho horas cada noche para poder cantar a Wagner, la ópera que vos más detestás, la peor música jamás inventada. ¿Cuánto hace que no le decís que lo querés, que no abrazás su espalda ancha, abrís los ojos grande y pronuncias esas palabras y a lo mejor le das un beso en la mejilla? Nunca hiciste algo tan sencillo, tan obvio, no porque seas demasiado joven o demasiado bobo, tampoco porque estés celoso o seas mezquino, ni siquiera incapaz de llorar adelante de otro hombre, no, sólo porque no sabés lo que es el trabajo.


17 Jun 2020

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Smoke by Philip Levine

Words in the Air

Production and Sound Design by Kevin SeamanSMOKEBy Philip LevineCan you imagine the air filled with smoke?It was. The city was vanishing before noonor was it earlier than that? I can't say becausethe light came from nowhere and went nowhere.This was years ago, before you were born, beforeyour parents met in a bus station downtown.She'd come on Friday after work all the wayfrom Toledo, and he'd dressed in his only suit.Back then we called this a date, some timesa blind date, though they'd written back and forthfor weeks. What actually took place is now lost.It's become part of the mythology of a family,the stories told by children around the dinner table.No, they aren't dead, they're just treated that way,as objects turned one way and then anotherto catch the light, the light overflowing with smoke.Go back to the beginning, you insist. Whyis the air filled with smoke? Simple. We had work.Work was something that thrived on fire, that withoutfire couldn't catch its breath or hang on for life.We came out into the morning air, Bernie, Stash,Williams, and I, it was late March, a new warwas starting up in Asia or closer to home,one that meant to kill us, but for a momentthe air held still in the gray poplars and elmsundoing their branches. I understood the moonfor the very first time, why it came and went, whyit wasn't there that day to greet the four of us.Before the bus came a small black bird settledon the curb, fearless or hurt, and turned its beak upas though questioning the day. "A baby crow,"someone said. Your father knelt down on the wet cement,his lunchbox balanced on one knee and stared quietlyfor a long time. "A grackle far from home," he said.One of the four of us mentioned tenderness,a word I wasn't used to, so it wasn't me.The bus must have arrived. I'm not there today.The windows were soiled. We swayed this way and thatover the railroad tracks, across Woodward Avenue,heading west, just like the sun, hidden in smoke.


14 May 2020

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Philip Levine, "What Work Is"

Lyric Life

We read this poem at our Passover seder every year, a meditation on what it is to be human, on the work it takes to put one foot in front of the other, even when you're looking at dry land. That work is harder than you think. And more human.


8 Apr 2020

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Closet Recordings: Philip Levine

KUT » This is Just to Say

In this, the eighth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “The Mercy” by Philip Levine.

31 Mar 2020

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Philip Levine, "Gin"

Lyric Life

Join me, Mark Scarbrough for a conversational, evocative poem, ostensibly about gin, but really about the nature of time--and the final compensation we get in this life. Not causality, not reason, not rationality, but something more winsome, more redemptive.


31 Mar 2020