Carl Phillips, poet

Carl Phillips

Carl Phillips is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Silverchest  (FSG, 2013), and Double Shadow (FSG, 2011), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has also written two books of prose, The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Graywolf, 2014) and Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (Graywolf, 2004), and translated Sophocles's Philoctetes (Oxford, 2004).

His awards and honors include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, the Lambda Literary Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Award in Poetry, and fellowship and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Library of Congress.

Phillips, whose thirteenth book of poetry, Reconnaissance, will be published in the fall of 2015, is Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis.