Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Philip Levine has won the Wallace Stevens Award. The lifetime achievement prize is awarded by the American Academy of Poets. It carries a a $100,000 cash prize.
Levine was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2011 to 2013. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and sets some of his work in the city. Levine's bio
on poets.org says he used to write poetry during off hours from the night shift at the Chevrolet Gear and Axle factory.
Levine was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1995 for his collection, The Simple Truth
. Some of his other collections include News of the World, Sweet Will, What Work Is