Katonah Poetry Series: featuring Carl Phillips

Carl Phillips, author of fourteen acclaimed poetry collections, will read for the Katonah Poetry Series (KPS). Phillips’ poetry collections have claimed numerous prestigious awards: The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, the Lambda Literary Award (twice), the Los Angeles Times (Poetry) Book Prize, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Award, the PEN Center USA Award, the Samuel French Morse Poetry Award. His work has appeared in more than sixty anthologies and in such top magazines as the New Yorker, Paris Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and The Nation, among many, many others. His 2018 title, Wild is the Wind (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), has been described as follows: “The writing dazzles with transcendent metaphors, complex connections and linguistic flourishes. It also draws on some familiar Phillips motifs—navigation and the sea, the sky and land—to explore the possibility that love can bring both stability and freedom.” (Elizabeth Lund, Washington Post)
The reading begins at 4:00 p.m., followed by an audience Q&A, reception and book signing.