Cortège

  • Title: Cortège
  • Author: Carl Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781555972301
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Corte ge Praise for In the Blood An astonishing debut by an African American poet with mandarin grace and surpassing elegance of form married to unflinchingly bold and discerning content Phillips refuses to wr
    Praise for In the Blood An astonishing debut by an African American poet with mandarin grace and surpassing elegance of form married to unflinchingly bold and discerning content Phillips refuses to write what might be expected of him on any subject, whether it s gender, race, faith, or morality His reticence, his refusal of polemic, remind me sometimes of the young JamesPraise for In the Blood An astonishing debut by an African American poet with mandarin grace and surpassing elegance of form married to unflinchingly bold and discerning content Phillips refuses to write what might be expected of him on any subject, whether it s gender, race, faith, or morality His reticence, his refusal of polemic, remind me sometimes of the young James Merrill, even of Auden Marilyn HackerPriase for Cort ge Carl Phillips is a poet of eros, but for him eros isn t simply sex, or even sexual desire sublimated into social ritual, or art, or any of the overdetermined ploys by which all of us, men and women, heterosexual and homosexual, attempt to close the distance between ourselves and others Rather, eros is the never ending struggle, as he puts it, to fill a space in so there s no room left for awhile for what he surely calls a suffering inside him In the intricacies of thinking and feeling enacted in every poem of Cort ge, no feeling ever quite escapes its opposite the joy of fulfilled desire is infused with the isolation it has momentarily eclipsed, the heaven of intimacy only heightens how it feels to be stranded Cort ge is a book that has been packed in salt the durable salt of artistic making, and the bitter salt of longing Few other poets writing today can track so well, so unforgettably, the estranging spaces in the heart of love, the perils of beauty or the beauty of peril Alan Shapiro Out so much farther than our present pieties, attentive to no social or sentimental voice, only passion s so often ruinous, defiant of upshot , it is not in every case, every poem, that Carl Phillips triumphs over my timidity As with Sappho and Pasolini, though, traces of the winged god are everywhere unmistakable, even when this new poet has kicked them over it is a sacred entail his harsh graces make I for one am an awed if lacerated heir Richard HowardCarl Phillips is author of In the Blood, winner of the 1992 Morse Poetry Prize He is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, and has published widely in journals including the dn0 Kenyon Review, the Paris Review, and the Yale Review Phillips teaches at Washington University in St Louis and is currently visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Harvard University.

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    About Carl Phillips


    1. Carl Phillips is the highly acclaimed author of 10 collections of poetry He was born in 1959 to an Air Force family, who moved regularly throughout his childhood, until finally settling in his high school years at Cape Cod, Massachusetts He holds degrees from Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Boston University and taught high school Latin for eight years.His first book, In the Blood, won the 1992 Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and was heralded as the work of an outstanding newcomer in the field of contemporary poetry His other books are Corte ge 1995 , a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry From the Devotions 1998 , a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry Pastoral 2000 , winner of the Lambda Literary Award The Tether, 2001 , winner of the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Rock Harbor 2002 The Rest of Love Poems, a 2004 National Book Award finalist, for which Phillips also won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry Riding Westward 2006 Quiver of Arrows Selected Poems, 1986 2006 2007 and Speak Low 2009 , a 2009 National Book Award finalist Two additional titles were published in the 2003 04 academic year a translation of Sophocles Philoctetes came out in September 2003, and a book of essays, Coin of the Realm Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry, was published in May 2004 Phillips is the recipient of, among others, a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Foundation Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Academy of American Poets Prize His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review, as well as in anthologies, including eight times in the Best American Poetry series, The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988 1997, and The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poets He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004 and elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006 He is a Professor of English and of African and Afro American Studies at Washington University in St Louis, where he also teaches in the Creative Writing Program.


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    1. If the sea could dream, and if the seawere dreaming now, the dreamwould be the usual one: Of the Flesh.The letter written in the dream would gosomething like: Forgive me—love, Blue.

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    2. I'm a huge Carl Phillips fan. His poems are beautiful and provocative. My favorites from this collection are "Lullaby For a Wounded Eros" and "A Mathematics of Breathing".

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