Reader recommendation: What Work Is
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I just finished What Work Is, by Philip Levine,Â a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet who is best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. Â As someone who grew up in Motown, his poems resonate with me. Â His word-pictures take you into the heart of the working class, albeit with a grace and deeply felt kinship with those who work with their hands.