Episode 105: Carl Phillips

Books and Selected Other Work by Carl Phillips


Then The War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022)

Pale Colors in a Tall Field (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020)

Star Map With Action Figures (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019)

Wild Is the Wind (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018)

Reconnaissance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015)

The Art of Daring (Graywolf Press, 2014)

Silverchest (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013)

Double Shadow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012)

Speak Low (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010)

Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986–2006 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007)

Riding Westward (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006)

The Rest of Love (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)

Rock Harbor (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002)

The Tether (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001)

Pastoral (Graywolf Press, 2000)

From the Devotions (Graywolf Press, 1998)

Cortège (Graywolf Press, 1995)

In the Blood (Northeastern University Press, 1992)


My Trade Is Mystery: Seven Meditations from a Life in Writing (Yale University Press, 2022)

Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Art and Life of Poetry (Graywolf Press, 2004)


Sophocles’s Philoctetes (Oxford University Press, 2003)


Firsts: 100 Years of Yale Younger Poets, ed. Carl Phillips (Yale University Press, 2019)

“What I See Is the Light Falling All Around Us,” T Magazine (2015)

Cooking With Carl on Instagram

Also Referenced

Brooklyn Book Festival

Hafizah Jeter

R. Erika Doyle

Angelos Michalopoulos

Washington University at St. Louis

T Magazine

Omnidawn Publishing

Layli Longsoldier

Victoria Chang

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Roe v. Wade

Julia Child

Whitney Houston

Breadloaf Writers Conference

The New York Times

Michael Palmer

Ernest Hemingway

Carcanet Books

Emergence Magazine

Robert Lowell, Life Studies

Ron Charles and Carl Phillips 

Firing Line with William F Buckley Allen Ginsberg 

Rachel Hadas

Prageeta Sharma, Grief Sequence

George Eliot, Middlemarch

John Updike

J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories

Carly Simon

The Go-Gos


Emily Dickinson

Yale Younger Prize

Eduardo C. Corral

Muriel Rukeyser

Jorie Graham

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Linda Gregg, Too Bright To See

Frank O’Hara

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Robert Hayden

David Wojahn

Thom Gunn

Poetry Magazine

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73

Many thanks to Rickey Laurentiis, Erin Belieu, Dawn Lundy Martin, Justin Phillip Reed and the Association of Writing Programs Conference for granting me permission to record and share “Radiance Versus Ordinary Light: A Tribute to Carl Phillips,” March 28, 2019.

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