The Farrar, Straus and Giroux Poetry Blog

November 30, 2011

“I’m a poet because for me it’s the space within which I wrestle with unresolvable questions.”

Watch an interview with National Book Award finalist Carl Phillips, in which he discusses the motivating forces behind writing Double Shadow and the connections between his books.

 

 

CATHEDRAL

 

And suddenly—strangely—there was also no fear, either.

 

As a horse in harness to what, inevitably, must break it.

 

No torch; no lantern—and yet no hiddenness, now. No hiding.

 

Leaves flew through where the wind sent them flying.

 

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