New Poet Laureate Celebrates New York, Too

Philip Levine, our nation’s new poet laureate, is famous for his Whitmanesque celebrations of working-class Detroit. But Mr. Levine has also written about Whitman’s old stomping grounds in Brooklyn Heights, and over on ArtsBeat, there is a video of Mr. Levine reading a poem about a chance encounter — or, rather, non-encounter — on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Watch it on ArtsBeat »

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