Carl Phillips | Reconnaissance

Join poet, Carl Phillips, for a reading and signing of his new book of poetry, Reconnaissance.

Carl Phillips is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts. He taught high school Latin for eight years and is the author of twelve books of poetry, including the forthcoming Reconnaisance, Speak Low, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and Double Shadow, also a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has received numerous awards and honours, including the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Award in Poetry, a Lambda Book Award and the Thom Gunn Award for Best Gay Male Poetry, as well as fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Library of Congress. Phillips was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006. He teaches at Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri.

The territory of Reconnaissance is one where morals threaten to become merely "what the light falls through," "suffering [seems] in fact for nothing," and "all we do is maybe all we can do." In the face of this, Carl Phillips, reconsidering and unraveling what we think we know, maps out the contours of a world in revision, where truth lies captured at one moment and at the next goes free, transformed. These are poems of searing beauty, lit by hope and shadowed by it.

This event is made possible with the support of Southern Utah University and Utah Humanities.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Reconnaissance from The King's English.

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Event date: 
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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ISBN: 9780374248284
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 1st, 2015