Carl Phillips

Finalist, 2004 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2009 National Book Awards
Finalist, National Book Awards 1998
Finalist, 2011 National Book Awards

Carl Phillips is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Silverchest (2013) and Double Shadow (2011), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  Other books include Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006, a translation of Sophocles’s Philoctetes (2004), and Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (2004).  A finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, his honors include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Award, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, and award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of American Poets, to which he was elected a Chancellor in 2006.  In addition to contemporary poetry and the writing of it, his academic interests include classical philology, translation, and the history of prosody in English.
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The Rest of Love

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

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?  More about this book >

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Speak Low

ISBN 9780374267162 Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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From the Devotions

From the Devotions by Carl Phillips book cover
ISBN 978-1-55597-263-9 Graywolf Press
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Double Shadow

Phillips' Double Shadow book cover
ISBN 9780374141578 Farrar, Straus and Giroux /
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Carl Phillips

Carl Phillips is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Silverchest (2013) and Double Shadow (2011), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  Other books include Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006, a translation of Sophocles’s Philoctetes (2004), and Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (2004).  A finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, his honors include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Award, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, and award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of American Poets, to which he was elected a Chancellor in 2006.  In addition to contemporary poetry and the writing of it, his academic interests include classical philology, translation, and the history of prosody in English.

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