December 20, 2019KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Carl Phillips

Poet Monica Sok, a Peter Taylor Fellow during the 2019 Writers Workshops, interviews poet and workshop instructor Carl Phillips about vulnerability, vision, and his process of letting go of a writing project.

Carl Phillips’s most recent book, Wild Is the Wind, won the 2018 LA Times Book Prize. A chapbook, Star Map With Action Figures, comes out this fall from Sibling Rivalry, and a new book Pale Colors in a Tall Field will appear from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2020. His recent prose book is The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination. Phillips teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. Her work has been recognized with a Discovery Prize from the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center. She is the recipient of fellowships from Hedgebrook, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Kundiman, Jerome Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and others. Currently, Sok is a 2018-2020 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and also teaches poetry at the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants and Banteay Srei in Oakland. She is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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