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Poet Carl Phillips Will Present Reading And Talk As Rea Visiting Writer At U.Va.

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.

Phillips, 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."

Phillips 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."

During his visit at U.Va. he will work with graduate students in the Creative Writing Program.

Contact: Contact: Creative Writing Program, (434) 924-6675

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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