Poet laureate.

Philip Levine is America’s new poet laureate.

Announcing America’s most prestigious poetry post Wednesday, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington called Levine “one of America’s great narrative poets. His plainspoken lyricism has, for half a century, championed the art of telling ‘The Simple Truth’—about working in a Detroit auto factory, as he has, and about the hard work we do to make sense of our lives.”

[via NPR]

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