Carl Phillips





Carl Phillips

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The United States
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influences
Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus, George Herbert, John Donne


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Carl Phillips is the highly acclaimed author of 10 collections of poetry.

He was born in 1959 to an Air Force family, who moved regularly throughout his childhood, until finally settling in his high-school years at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He holds degrees from Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Boston University and taught high-school Latin for eight years.

His first book, In the Blood, won the 1992 Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and was heralded as the work of an outstanding newcomer in the field of contemporary poetry. His other books are Cortège (1995), a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry; From the Devotions (1998), a finalist for the National...more


Average rating: 4.03 · 1,046 ratings · 104 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
Speak Low
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Rest of Love
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Quiver of Arrows: Selected ...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2007
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Double Shadow
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Tether
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Riding Westward
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Pastoral
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2002
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Coin of the Realm: Essays o...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2004
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From the Devotions
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1998
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Silverchest: Poems
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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“The sea/the same then as now: more blear than blue, more/blue than silver”
Carl Phillips, Silverchest: Poems

“Technically, the weight of pain is the weight of shadow.”
Carl Phillips, The Rest of Love

“Will it be salt or late light that it melts like?”
Carl Phillips, Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, 1986-2006



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