Carl Phillips gave a mesmerizing reading of his poems at the 2016 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He is a frequent contributor to NER, most recently in 37.1 and 35.3.
Phillips is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including Reconnaisance (2015), Double Shadow (2011), and Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006 (2007). His 2004 collection, The Rest of Love, won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His other honors include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of American Poets. He is a Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also teaches in the Creative Writing Program.
All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available online. To hear more, please visit the Bread Loaf website.
“Swimming” first appeared on the Poem-a-Day site, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. “What I See is the Light Falling All Around Us” first appeared in the New York Times Magazine.