Poetry Reading to Feature Renowned Poet Carl Phillips

“…Phillips has a keen eye for what’s transitory – for those things made all the more beautiful because they can’t last.”                  (The Christian Science Monitor)

In his fourteenth collection of poetry, Wild is the Wind, Carl Phillips addresses a central question, “Don’t you want to be happy?” Elizabeth Lund of the Washington Post says: “The writing dazzles with transcendent metaphors, complex connections and linguistic flourishes.”

Carl Phillips has earned numerous prestigious awards including The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lambda Literary Award (twice), the Los Angeles Times (Poetry) Book Prize, and the PEN Center USA Award. His work has appeared in more than sixty anthologies and in such top magazines as the New Yorker, Paris Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and The Nation.

Born in Everett, Washington, and educated at Boston University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Harvard University, Phillips earned degrees in creative writing and in the classics. He is Professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress and the American Academy of Poets. He has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2006 to 2012.

The reading begins at 4:00 p.m., followed by an audience Q&A, reception and book signing. Copies of Phillips’ books will be available for sale. For further information and our exclusive interview with Carl Phillips and other KPS poets, please visit  http://katonahpoetry.com.

The Katonah Poetry Series has been showcasing the world’s best poets for more than 50 years.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, New York 10536
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Times: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Presenter Website: http://katonahpoetry.com/

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The Katonah Poetry Series has been showcasing the world's best poets for more than 50 years.