Boy

Boy

by Patrick Phillips

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Overview

This follow-up to Patrick Phillips's award-winning debut navigates the course of the male experience, and particularly young fatherhood. Like Virgil's Aeneas, the book's central figure is in the middle time of life, a grown man with an aging father on his shoulders and a young son at his hand. Phillips's plainspoken and moving lyrics add an important voice to the poetry of home as they struggle to reconcile fatherhood and boyhood, present and past, and the ache of loving what must be lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820331195
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 03/15/2008
Series: The VQR Poetry Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

PATRICK PHILLIPS's first book, Chattahoochee, was selected by Alice Quinn, Robert Wrigley, and Robert Pinsky for the 2005 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and also received a "Discovery"/The Nation Prize from the Unterberg Poetry Center. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Copenhagen, and his translations of the Danish poet Paul la Cour received the Sjoberg Translation Prize of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Drew University.

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