Observable Readings: Carl Phillips And Laura Mullen

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Born in Everett, Washington, educated at Harvard and the University of Massachusetts, Carl Phillips is the author of fifteen books. In the Blood was chosen for the 1992 Morse Prize. Cortege followed in 1995, the first of three volumes published by Graywolf; the subsequent collections were From the Devotions, and Pastoral. His most recent volume is Reconnaissance. He's also published two books of prose, most recently The Art of Daring, as well as a translation of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Silverchest was a finalist for the Griffin International Poetry Prize, and Double Shadow won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A longtime St. Louis resident, Phillips is Professor of English at Washington University.

Born and raised in California, educated at Berkeley and the University of Iowa, Laura Mullen is the author of eight books, including The Surface (chosen in 1990 by the late C.K. Williams for the National Poetry Series), and most recently Complicated Grief. Her poetry has earned her many awards: from Ironwood, The Stanford Prize, a Whiting, an NEA, as well as multiple fellowships. She has taught at Colby College, Colorado State University, and is currently the Director of Creative Writing at LSU. Mullen's collaboration with the composer Nathan Davis (a work for choir and percussion) was performed by the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in fall 2014 and at Notre Dame on October 30th 2015.
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