Philip Levine at Kenney’s Bar

Philip Levine at Kenney’s Bar

Literary Reference

Kenney's Bar
125 South Clinton St.

Philip Levine’s work was included in an anthology of poems about Kenney’s, a famous bar in Iowa City. Kenney’s is no longer in operation, but it was a well-known hangout for writers in town. The collection also includes works by Marvin Bell, Stephen Berg, William Dickey, Paul Engle, Peter Everwine, Anselm Hollo, Donald Justice, Vern Rutsala, William Stafford, Mark Strand, James Tate, Mona Van Duyn and many others.


Kenney’s: Twenty Poems For a Lost Tavern. City, IA: The Windhover Press, 1970.