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2017 Conference on Poetry Faculty: Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips

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Patrick Phillips’ first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, was published by W. W. Norton in 2016. His third book of poems, Elegy for a Broken Machine (Knopf, 2015) was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also the author of two previous collections, Boy and Chattahoochee, and translator of When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems of Henrik Nordbrandt. A recent Guggenheim and NEA Fellow, Phillips’ poems have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Nation. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.

Read “Matinee” by Patrick Phillips

Date: January 24, 2017