Video courtesy of PoetryEverywherePTV

Philip Levine reads his poem “Belle Isle, 1949” as part of the Poetry Everywhere project airing on public television — produced by David Grubin Productions and WGBH Boston, in association with the Poetry Foundation. This video is part of the WGBH Poetry Breaks series created by Leita Luchetti. For more information, visit

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