Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

February 15, 2015 6:31 PM

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Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.

Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State Fresno, where Levine taught before his retirement.

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