Award-Winning Author Carl Phillips on his latest work, ‘Reconnaissance’
Phillips is a really brilliant poet. He’s also biracial and gay. In other words, he’s the sort of poet that you want to ascribe political values to his work.
That inherent thought from readers- that an authors work is a direct transcription of his life- is something that he rejects.
Phillips had a lot of really interesting thoughts about his work and how his readers have reacted to his poetic themes changing over the course of his career.
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