Poet Carl Phillips next Rea Visiting
Carl Phillips, award-winning
poet and director of the creative writing program at Washington
University in St. Louis, will be at U.Va. the first week in April
as the Rea Visiting Writer in the English
department. He will present a talk on the craft of poetry
April 2 and a reading from his work April 4. Both events will
be held at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore.
a professor of English and African and Afro-American Studies,
is the author of five highly acclaimed collections of poetry:
The Tether, Pastoral, From the Devotions, Cortege and In the Blood.
has received numerous honors, most recently the 2002 Kingsley
Tufts Poetry Award, which recognizes a poet in mid-career for
his or her latest book and comes with a $100,000 prize. His poems,
essays and translations have appeared in such journals as Atlantic
Monthly, the Paris Review and the Yale Review and in anthologies.
Rea Visiting Writer program in U.Va.s English department
is sponsored by the Dungannon Foundation and the Henry Hoyns Fund.
During his visit at U.Va., Phillips will work with graduate students
in the Creative Writing Program.