Chattahoochee Poems From the author of Blood at the Root A Racial Cleansing in America and the National Book Award finalist Elegy for a Broken Machine Poems here is the first collection from award winning poet Patrick P

  • Title: Chattahoochee: Poems
  • Author: Patrick Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781557287755
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the author of Blood at the Root A Racial Cleansing in America and the National Book Award finalist Elegy for a Broken Machine Poems, here is the first collection from award winning poet Patrick Phillips A river runs through Patrick Phillips s collection Chattahoochee, and through a family saga as powerful and poignant as the landscape in which it unfolds Here areFrom the author of Blood at the Root A Racial Cleansing in America and the National Book Award finalist Elegy for a Broken Machine Poems, here is the first collection from award winning poet Patrick Phillips A river runs through Patrick Phillips s collection Chattahoochee, and through a family saga as powerful and poignant as the landscape in which it unfolds Here are tales of a vanished South, elegies for the lost, and glimpses of what Flannery O Connor called the action of grace in territory held largely by the devil In language delicate and muscular, tender and raw boned, Phillips writes of family, place, and that mythic conjunction of the two we call home.

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    About “Patrick Phillips

    1. Patrick Phillips says:

      Patrick Philips was born in Atlanta, Georgia He earned a BA from Tufts University, an MFA from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in English Renaissance literature from New York University He is the author of the poetry collections Chattahoochee 2004 , winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Boy 2008 , and Elegy for a Broken Machine 2015 , a finalist for the National Book Award Through his poems, Philips frequently tells stories of earlier generations of his white, working class family s life in Birmingham, Alabama in his work, he also grapples with race relations, the complex and violent dynamics of family relationships, and parenthood In an interview for storySouth, Philips noted that he has found working in traditional poetic forms to be generative while acknowledging a poem s need for both narrative and song.His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Copenhagen He won the American Scandinavian Foundation s translation prize for his translations of the work of Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt.



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    1. "If the drowned man must speak, then--as his body, stripped bare, floats away--let him say this:the oldest instinct is to find what you bury,to come back and dig up your bones."

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