Patrick Phillips reads at Russell House

From Quinn Frenzel ’16:author

On Wednesday at Russell House, the Wesleyan English Department will host a reading by poet and writer Patrick Phillips. Phillips’ first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, was published by W. W. Norton in September of 2016. His third collection of poems, Elegy for a Broken Machine (Knopf, 2015), was a finalist for the National Book Award. A recent Guggenheim and NEA Fellow, Phillips has published in many venues, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Nation. He is translator of the Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt’s, When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems. Phillips lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.

For more information, contact Valda Ramdial at (860) 685-3613 or vramdial[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 8pm
Place: Russell House

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