Patrick Phillips


Patrick Phillips’s first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America (Norton, 2016), was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and SmithsonianElegy for a Broken Machine (Knopf, 2015) was a finalist for the National Book Award. A past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, Phillips is also the author of Song of the Closing Doors (Knopf, 2022), Chattahoochee (Arkansas UP, 2004), and Boy (Georgia UP/VQR, 2008). His work has appeared in many publications, including the New York TimesPoetry, Ploughshares, the New England Review, and the Nation. His awards include a Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America, a Pushcart Prize, a Carnegie Foundation Fellowship, and the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry from VQR. Phillips teaches writing and literature at Stanford.

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