Carl Phillips


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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 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
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Average rating: 4.06 · 3,177 ratings · 389 reviews · 59 distinct worksSimilar authors
Speak Low

4.07 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Silverchest: Poems

4.11 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Wild Is the Wind: Poems

3.95 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Reconnaissance

3.98 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Quiver of Arrows: Selected ...

4.26 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2007
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The Rest of Love

4.02 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Double Shadow: Poems

3.78 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Art of Daring: Risk, Re...

3.96 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Pastoral

4.17 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2002
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The Tether

3.97 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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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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