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The Tether Poems

Carl Phillips

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374528454

9780374528454

Trade Paperback

96 Pages

$12.00

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Winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize

In this elegant and accesible book of poems, Phillips considers the substance of connection between lover and beloved, mind and body, talon and perch and tends the cable of mutual trust between soaring figure and shadowed ground. One of our most original contemporary lyric poets, Phillips is also one of our most allegorical; his work often turns to nature, myth, and history for illustration or imagery. Yet the primary attributes of his work must be its physicality, grace, and disarming honesty about desire and faith.

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Carl Phillips is the author of four books of poems, including Pastoral and From the Devotions, a finalist for the National Book Award. He is an associate professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Carl Phillips

  • Carl Phillips is the author of nine previous books of poems, including Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, 1986-2006; Riding Westward; and The Rest of Love, a National Book Award finalist. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

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