Again, we’re a little behind the news, due to recent mutual personal pixilations. But better late than never. Since one of us was raised and both of us went to school in the Detroit area, we’re excited to learn of Philip Levine‘s appointment as the new United States Poet Laureate. We think Levine’s working-class sensibility and linguistic accessibility will serve the position well, as poetry moves yet again a bit closer to the mainstream.
We wonder what Levine’s special Laureate project will be.