Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, May 26, 2000
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Carl Phillips

Carl Phillips is the author of four books of poetry: Pastoral (Graywolf, 2000); From the Devotions (Graywolf 1998), finalist for the National Book Award; Cortège (Graywolf 1995), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and In the Blood (Northeastern University Press, 1992), winner of the Morse Poetry Prize. A translation of Sophocles’s Philoctetes is forthcoming from Oxford. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, Phillips has also received awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets, and his work appears in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry (1994, 1995, 1996, 2000) and The Best of the Best American Poetry. He has taught at Harvard University, Warren Wilson College, and the Iowa Writers Workshop, and currently divides his time between St. Louis, where he teaches at Washington University, and Cape Cod, where he summers and serves on the writing committee of the Fine Arts Work Center.