~Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Video recordings of Carl Phillips at the 2011 UND Writers Conference.
Carl Phillips is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently
Double Shadow (2011) and Speak Low (2009). He has also written a book of prose, Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (2004) and translated Sophocles's Philoctetes (2004). A graduate of Harvard, where he majored in Classics, Phillips taught high school Latin for eight years, while writing the poems which would result in his first book, In the Blood, recipient of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize. Other honors since then include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Award, a Lambda Literary Award, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, and awards and fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Academy of American Poets, to which he was named a Chancellor in 2007. Phillips teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.