Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Carl Phillips (Zoom)

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Please join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by Carl Phillips. Links to the poems will be emailed in advance of the program.

No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online in order to receive the Zoom session invitation link and readings packet. Please email Michael Bellacosa at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.

It has been said that Carl Phillips’ vision is “a somber, autumnal landscape, one that is illuminated by  moments of ephemeral, ethereal beauty.”  Ephemeral, yes, but fixed in print as gifts to his readers. Phillips can state an opinion and then follow it with a stunning metaphor to illustrate his abstract comment. He tells, then shows. We will see all all this happen in the poems we will discuss.

Carl Phillips, the Pulitzer Prize winner of Poetry for 2023, was born in 1959 in Everett, Washington. He is Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis where he teaches creative writing. In addition to the Pulitzer, he has won many other awards. In 1990 he accepted his identity as a gay man. He said “he rediscovered his poetic voice.”

Janet Krauss, who has two books of poetry published, “Borrowed Scenery,” Yuganta Press, and “Through the Trees of Autumn,” Spartina Press, has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University. Her mission is to help and guide Bridgeport’s  young children through her teaching creative writing, leading book clubs and reading to and engaging a kindergarten class. As a poet, she co-directs the poetry program of the Black Rock Art Guild. Several of her poems have been published in Amethyst Review.

Event Type(s): Online Event
Age Group(s): Adults

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