Competition: US & Canada
Patrick Phillips was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and educated at Tufts University, the University of Maryland, and New York University, where he earned a doctorate in English Renaissance Literature. His first book of poems, Chattahoochee, won the 2005 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and his second, Boy, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2008. In addition to the Guggenheim, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Poetry, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and American Poetry Review, and his translations of the Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt won the 2008 Translation Prize from the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Phillips lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two sons, and teaches at Drew University.