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Philip Levine Plaque on Iowa Lit Walk

Philip Levine Plaque on Iowa Lit Walk

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“Instead I was born in the wrong year and in the wrong place, and I made my way so slowly and badly that I remember every single turn, and each one smells like an overblown rose, yellow, American, beautiful, and true.”

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Philip Levine Plaque on Iowa Avenue Literary Walk

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Philip Levine’s plaque on the Iowa Ave Literary Walk reads “Instead I was born in the wrong year and in the wrong place, and I made my way so slowly and badly that I remember every single turn, and each one smells like an overblown rose, yellow, American, beautiful, and true.”

 

Levine, Philip. New Selected Poems. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.