Carl Phillips





Carl Phillips


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


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 Cortege (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
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Average rating: 4.04 · 2,094 ratings · 223 reviews · 47 distinct worksSimilar authors
Speak Low

4.05 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Quiver of Arrows: Selected ...

4.29 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2007
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Silverchest: Poems

3.99 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Rest of Love

4.01 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Double Shadow: Poems

3.78 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Reconnaissance

4.05 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Riding Westward

4.05 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Pastoral

4.23 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2002
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The Art of Daring: Risk, Re...

3.84 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Tether

3.95 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Carl Phillips at the University of Pittsburgh
Author appearance, March 01, 2018 07:30PM
University of Pittsburgh - Heinz Memorial Chapel, 326 South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, US

http://www.caapp.pitt.edu/events/black-futures-carl-phillips-and-la...
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Carl Phillips at Yale University
Author appearance, March 05, 2018 05:00PM
Yale University - Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven, CT, US

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Carl Phillips at the Poets House
Author appearance, April 21, 2018 03:00PM
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY, US

https://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/readings-and-convers...
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“Technically, the weight of pain is the weight of shadow.”
Carl Phillips, The Rest of Love

“The sea/the same then as now: more blear than blue, more/blue than silver”
Carl Phillips, Silverchest: Poems

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



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