Carl Phillips

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Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen books of poetry and two works of criticism.

He was born in Everett, Washington in 1959, and his family moved frequently around the United States. He earned a BA from Harvard, a 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.

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