A Walk with Jefferson

A Walk with Jefferson

Philip Levine


the muse for the name poem of Philip Levine’s A stroll with Tom Jefferson is now not the founding father and 3rd president of the U.S. that the majority readers might think upon listening to the identify. Levine’s Tom Jefferson is sort of assorted from his namesake: he's an African American dwelling in a destitute region of business Detroit. yet to Levine, he's “wise, compassionate, planned, honest…a nice unknown American.” In A stroll with Tom Jefferson, Philip Levine reminds us why he's top recognized for his poems approximately working-class existence in Detroit--and why such a lot of humans count number a Levine poem between their favorites.

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