Philip Levine has received a number of poetry awards, most significantly the Pulitzer Prize for The Simple Truth in 1995. Other awards include Frank O’Hara Prizes (1973, 1974), an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1973), the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize (1976), the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize (1977) for The Names of the Lost, the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine (1979), the National Book Critics Circle Award (1979) for Ashes and Seven Years from Somewhere, and the National Book Award in Poetry (1980) for Ashes. What Work Is earned the poet the National Book Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Silver Medal from the Commonwealth Club of California. He also was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize (1987), the Northern California Book Award in poetry (1988), a second Silver Medal from the Commonwealth Club of California for The Mercy, and a Fred Cody Award for lifetime achievement in 2004. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships (1974, 1981).