Poetry Series: Carl Phillips

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This is a reading by Carl Phillips.

Referred to as “one of America’s most original, influential, and productive of lyric poets,” Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen books of poetry and two works of criticism. He was born in Everett, Washington in 1959, and his family moved frequently around the United States. He earned a BA from Harvard, an MAT from the University of Massachusetts, and an MA in creative writing from Boston University.

Phillips is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Silverchest (2013), a finalist for the Griffin International Poetry Prize, and Double Shadow (2011), winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His most recent book of poetry is Reconnaissance (2015), nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Phillips teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

“I have a candidate for the author of the most interesting contemporary English sentences and it is not primarily a prose writer: the American poet Carl Phillips . . . Phillip's style has been remarkably consistent from volume to volume, upsetting our easy assumption that great artists evolve from phase to phase.” ―Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker

"[Phillips's] poems are driven by the desire to transform truth into beauty. Yet they are scrupulous in their acknowledgement that the truth has, more often than not, been left behind . . . He makes extraordinary beauty true by acknowledging that the beauty we long for is often unreal." ―Jonathan Farmer, Slate
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