Poet Patrick Phillips will read from his work on Thursday, November 1 at 7pm on the fourth floor of the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons at Loyola University Chicago. The reading will be free and open to the public. Phillips' first book, Chattahoochee, won the 2005 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and his second, Boy, was published in 2008. He is a recent Guggenheim and NEA Fellow, and has also won a Pushcart Prize, the Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poetry Award, and a Discovery / The Nation Award from the Unterberg Poetry Center. His book of translations, When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems of Henrik Nordbrandt, is forthcoming in 2013. Phillips lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.
"To read Chattahoochee is to recall the landmark first books of the young Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, or Larry Levis. Like them, Phillips writes with reverence for even the most brutal, bitter parts of memory."
“For me this is a real discovery... the language is quiet and accurate, the details precise, and the emotions—though never insisted upon—are there, unquestionable and complex. I don't mean the poems are casually written: the art here is in hiding the art, and he is the rare poet with the tact and chops to accomplish that. What a find!”
“There are poets of domestic life and there are poets of the sublime, and Patrick Phillips is both. Subtle of ear, heart, and mind, these poems... are grave, soulful, and always, always deeply pleasurable to read.”
Time: November 1 at 7pm
Location: Fourth floor of Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, Loyola University Chicago, 6501 N. Kenmore Ave.
Contact: Aaron Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)