Philip Levine, whose poetry has honored the working man for almost half a century, will give his inaugural reading as the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress on Oct. 17.
The reading, which will kick off the Library’s 2011-2012 literary season, will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The reading is free and open to the public, and a book-signing will follow. Tickets and reservations are not required, but early arrival is strongly recommended.