Carl Phillips

Carl Phillips
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Carl Phillips

Carl Phillips was born in 1959 in Everett, Washington. He is the author of twelve books of poems, most recently, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Silverchest (2013) and Double Shadow (2011), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Phillips is the author of In the Blood (1992), winner of the Morse Poetry Prize; Cort├Ęge (1995), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award; From the Devotions (1998) a finalist for the National Book Award, Pastoral (2000), winner of the Lambda Literary Award; The Tether (2001); and Rock Harbor (2002). He has won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Phillips has taught at Harvard University, Boston University, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and Washington University, St. Louis, where he is professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies.

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