Acclaimed African-American Poet Visits Denison University
Posted: April 17, 2000
Poet Carl Phillips, currently touring under the sponsorship of the Ohio Poetry Circuit, will visit Denison University at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (April 19) in the faculty lounge of Slayter Hall to read and discuss his works. Sponsored by the Beck Lecture Series, the appearance is free and open to the public.
Phillips, the author of four books of poetry - "Pastoral," "From the Devotions," "Cortege," and "In the Blood" - was a finalist for the 1998 National Book Award and the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the 1992 Morse Poetry Prize. A translation of Sophocles' "Philocrates" is slated for publication in 2000.
Phillips' honors include awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the Academy of American Poets. He has taught at Harvard, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and Washington University, Mo., where he is associate professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies. Phillips' work has appeared in numerous journals, including the "Paris Review," the "Kenyon Review" and the "Yale Review."
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