Run on Philip Levine Books as Nation Clamors for Newly-Crowned Prince of Poetry

Being named the government’s official poetic voice of America really does matter! Since Philip Levine was crowned poet laureate yesterday, The New York Times reports that readers are buying every copy of his books in sight, Knopf is rushing to print more and Amazon has back orders six days deep.

The Poetry Foundation responds that it has dozens of Philip Levine poems available for free, and Philip Levine recordings, and Philip Levine videos, so don’t despair.