Philip Levine is shown in 2006 at the San Joaquin River Center in Fresno where he recited his poetry. Levine died Saturday at age 87.
Philip Levine is shown in 2006 at the San Joaquin River Center in Fresno where he recited his poetry. Levine died Saturday at age 87. GARY KAZANJIAN Associated Press file
Philip Levine is shown in 2006 at the San Joaquin River Center in Fresno where he recited his poetry. Levine died Saturday at age 87. GARY KAZANJIAN Associated Press file

Valley molds a poet laureate ready to speak truth to power

February 18, 2015 05:05 PM