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Carl Phillips

Referred to as "one of America's most original, influential, and productive of lyric poets," Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen books of poetry and two works of criticism. He earned a BA from Harvard, an MAT from the University of Massachusetts, and an MA in creative writing from Boston University. Before teaching English at the university level, he taught Latin at several high schools. He is Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also teaches creative writing. Phillips was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006, and since 2011 he has served as the judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Phillips's most recent books of poetry are "Wild Is the Wind," "Reconnaissance," "Silverchest" (nominated for the Griffin Prize), "Double Shadow" (winner Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and finalist for the National Book Award), and "Speak Low" (finalist for the National Book Award).