“No contemporary poetry quite seduces like the work of the inimitable Carl Phillips,” writes Lisa Russ Spaar in the Los Angeles Review of Books about ”Reconnaissance,” the 13th book of poems from Phillips, professor of English in Arts & Sciences. His poems are “subtle, nuanced, shifting negotiations of syntax, silence, and musing,” Spaar writes. “All of which can leave a reader breathless, envious, grateful.”
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