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Video: Poet Carl Phillips, River Readings

September  26, 2012

Poet Carl Phillips was the second guest in the River Readings series Sept. 20. He is a professor of English and African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Next up in the series are Peter Geye, Nov. 29, and Donald Ray Pollock, April 18, 2013.

Geye's first book "Safe from the Sea," won Indie Lit Award and Northeast Minnesota Book Award.

Pollock  recently published "The Devil All the Time" (Doubleday, 2011), listed by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top 10 books of the year.  

Carl Phillip is the author of numerous books of poetry, including  Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006 and Riding Westward (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). His collection The Rest of Love won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry.

His book Pastoral (Graywolf Press) won the 2001 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and in 2002 he received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for The Tether.

In 2006, he was named the recipient of the Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets.