The Fogged Clarity Interview
The great American poet joins Ben to discuss his life and craft.
Carl Phillips is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including his most recent, Double Shadow. He has also published a collection of essays (Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry), and a translation of Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Phillips is a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and his many honors include the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Theodore Roethke Foundation Memorial Prize, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, along with fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of Congress. His poems have appeared in numerous editions of The Best American Poetry anthology, and he is a four-time finalist for The National Book Award.