The Rest of Love

Finalist, National Book Awards 2004 for Poetry

The Rest of Love by Carl Phillips, book cover 2004
ISBN 9780374249533
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Carl Phillips

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In “The Rest of Love,” his seventh book, Carl Phillips examines the conflict between belief and disbelief, and our will to believe: Aren’t we always trying, Phillips asks, to contain or to stave off facing up to, even briefly, the hard truths we’re nevertheless attracted to?