Virtual Event: Carl Phillips and Kimberly Reyes

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 6pm PDT when Carl Phillips discusses his latest poetry collection, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, with Kimberly Reyes on Zoom. 

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About Pale Colors in a Tall Field

A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most critically admired poets

Carl Phillips’s new poetry collection, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, is a meditation on the intimacies of thought and body as forms of resistance. The poems are both timeless and timely, asking how we can ever truly know ourselves in the face of our own remembering and inevitable forgetting. Here, the poems metaphorically argue that memory is made up of various colors, with those most prominent moments in a life seeming more vivid, though the paler colors are never truly forgotten. The poems in Pale Colors in a Tall Field approach their points of view kaleidoscopically, enacting the self’s multiplicity and the difficult shifts required as our lives, in turn, shift. This is one of Phillips’s most tender, dynamic, and startling books yet.

About the Author

Carl Phillips teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. His recent books include Wild Is the Wind and the prose collection The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination.


Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems By Carl Phillips Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374229054
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 3rd, 2020

A powerful, inventive collection from one of America’s most critically acclaimed poets.

Running to Stand Still By Kimberly Reyes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632430724
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Published: Omnidawn - October 15th, 2019

Histories, stories, lyrics, aspirations, dreams, pressures, and images are spun into a musical tale through a site of convergence: the Black female body. Swarmed by external gazes and narratives, the inhabitant of this body uses her power to turn down this cacophony of noise and compose a symphonic space for herself.

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