MOUNT VERNON — “Double Shadow” by Carl Phillips will be featured at the next Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the lower-level multipurpose room at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St.
Discussion Leader will be Royal Rhodes, Donald L. Rogan Professor of Religious Studies at Kenyon College.
The Kenyon Review has selected Phillips as the winner of the 2013 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Phillips is the author of 12 books of poetry, including “Silverchest” (2013) and “Double Shadow” (2011), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has been called one of the greatest poets of our time.
“In some ways the perpetually shifting textures and shardlike quality of Phillips’ language are reminiscent of John Ashbery, that pre-eminent poet of modern consciousness” said Troy Jollimore, The Chicago Tribune. “But where Ashbery’s universe is a theater of nihilistic yet playful hijinks, Phillips’ is a somber, autumnal landscape, one that is illuminated by moments of ephemeral, etheral beauty.”
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For additional information call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), ext. 243; visit www.knox.net; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on October 11, 2013