October 22, 2013

Fox. Man. Jesus.

By Pablo Tanguay

Two Carl Phillips poems, “Almost Tenderly” and “Fascination,” won’t leave me. I’ve memorized them, talked to friends about them, written about them a little (here & here & here). Both […]

October 8, 2013

On “Fascination,” Part 1

By Pablo Tanguay

My first Oxford English Dictionary was given to me as a gift sometime in the late Eighties by a pair of young artists who knew I wanted to be a […]

October 6, 2013

Thoughts on “Sky Coming Forward”

By Natalie Shapero

(You can find “Sky Coming Forward” in Phillips’ collection Double Shadow, or in the Fall 2010 issue of The Kenyon Review.) I won’t call this poem deceptive — maybe just coy. The title […]

September 30, 2013

Thoughts on “Fascination”

By Natalie Shapero

For the month of October, the KR blog will feature posts on the poetry of Carl Phillips, this year’s recipient of The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Specifically, we’re reading […]