. . . I think it's largely the conundrum of being human
that makes us keep making. I think it has something to do with
revision—how, not only is the world in constant revision,
but each of us is, as well. . . .
~ Poet and Essayist Carl Phillips____________________________
Quoted from Carl Phillips's wonderful The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessnesss, Imagination (2014), part of Graywolf Press's The Art of series on the craft of writing
Carl Phillips Profiles at Academy of American Poets, The Poetry Foundation, Washington University/St. Louis
In February 2014, Ron Charles of The Washington Post interviewed Phillips for his "The Life of a Poet" series. Watch the video of the interview (it's excellent).