Writers in Performance Celebrates National Poetry Month

Published on: April 12, 2007

When the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry is announced later this month, we hope it will go to our guest writer for April.

Of his work, noted poet X.J. Kennedy said, "Robert Phillips is about the only living U.S. poet who never bores me." 

Nominated for the Pulitzer for his most recent collection, Circumstances Beyond Our Control, Robert Phillips is widely regarded as one of the most important poets writing today.  He is author/editor of some 30 volumes of poetry, fiction and criticism.  His many honors include a Pushcart Prize and an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His recent collection, Breakdown Lane, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the runner-up for the Poets Prize.  

Phillips will read and discuss his work on Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. at Montgomery College, Building B-102 auditorium.   Following the reading, attendees can meet the author at a book signing.

Writers in Performance is presented by Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, Montgomery College, Conroe Commission on Arts and Culture, Academy for Lifelong Learning and SWIRL, the Montgomery College magazine of art and literature.   For more information, call Dave Parsons at 936.524.6537.