Carl Phillips Will Present Reading And Talk As Rea Visiting Writer
March 7, 2002-- Carl Phillips,
award-winning poet and director of the creative writing program
at Washington University in St. Louis, will be at the University
of Virginia the first week in April as the Rea Visiting Writer in
the English department. He will present a talk on the craft of poetry
on Tuesday, April 2, and a reading from his work on Thursday, 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. They
are "The Tether," "Pastoral," "From the
Devotions," "Cortege," and "In the Blood."
received numerous honors including the Morse Poetry Prize, the Academy
of American Poets Prize, and an Academy Award in Literature from
the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems, essays, and
translations have appeared in such journals as the Atlantic Monthly,
the Paris Review and the Yale Review and in anthologies including
"Best American Poetry" (1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001)
and "The Best of the Best American Poetry 1989-1998."
his visit at U.Va. he will work with graduate students in the Creative
Contact: Creative Writing Program, (434)