Poet Carl Phillips to read Sept. 5

Author of Silverchest and Double Shadow to launch Writing Program fall series

Carl Phillips. Photo by Joe Angeles/WUSTL Photos

At 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Phillips — professor of English and African and African-American Studies, both in Arts & Sciences — will launch the Writing Program’s fall Reading Series with a free event in Hurst Lounge.

Phillips is author of 12 books of poems, most recently 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’ 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, Phillips’ honors include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Award, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Hurst Lounge is in Duncker Hall, Room 201. A reception and book signing will immediately follow.

For more information, call (314) 935-7428.