The Word Works and The Writer’s Center present a virtual edition of Café Muse, featuring celebrated poets David Baker and Carl Phillips. The chatroom opens at 7pm and features Classical guitar, played by Michael C. Davis, set to a slideshow of photography by Henry Crawford. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link for the event. To do so go to https://sites.google.com/
DAVID BAKER is a poet, educator, editor, and literary critic and the author of 12 books of poetry, most recently Swift: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton, 2019), Scavenger Loop (W. W. Norton, 2015), and Never-Ending Birds (W. W. Norton, 2009), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011, and 6 books of literary criticism, most recently Seek After: On Seven Modern Lyric Poets (SFASU, 2018). He was awarded prizes and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, the Society of Midland Authors, and the Ohioana Library Association. Baker lives in Granville, OH, where he serves as Professor of English and the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing at Denison University. He is the editor of the Kenyon Review. davidbaker.website
CARL PHILLIPS is the author of 15 books of poetry, most recently Pale Colors in a Tall Field (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) and Wild Is the Wind (FSG, 2018), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Other honors include 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, for which he was Chancellor from 2006 to 2012. He is also the author of two books of prose: The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Graywolf, 2014) and Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (Graywolf, 2004); and he translated the Philoctetes of Sophocles (Oxford University Press, 2004). Phillips is Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.