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Observable Readings: Carl Phillips & David Baker

October 24, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

$5 Suggested donation

The reading will be held in-person at High Low, and also streamed live to this event page and to Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook page.


Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks when attending Observable Readings in-person at High Low.


CARL PHILLIPS is the author of 16 books of poetry, most recently Then the War: And Selected Poems 2007-2020 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2022). His honors include the 2021 Jackson Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the Kingsley Tufts Award, a Lambda Literary Award, the PEN/USA Award for Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Academy of American Poets. Phillips has also written three prose books, most recently My Trade Is Mystery: Seven Meditations from a Life in Writing (Yale University Press, 2022); and he has translated the Philoctetes of Sophocles (Oxford University Press, 2004). He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

DAVID BAKER is author of thirteen books of poetry, recently Whale Fall, published in July by W. W.
Norton, and Swift: New and Selected Poems, as well as six books of prose about poetry. Among his
awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, Mellon Foundation, and
Poetry Society of America. Baker’s poetry and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, The
, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Yale Review, and others.  He
served for many years as Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review, where he continues to curate the annual
eco-poetry issue, “Nature’s Nature.” Baker lives in Granville, Ohio.

High Low

3301 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103

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