Now and Then: New and Selected Poems   (March 2009)

By Robert Phillips

ISBN: Paperback: 978-0-912592-64-0, Hardcover: 978-0-912592-65-7

Poetry Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 IPPY Awards (Independent Publishers Book Awards)

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Praise for Robert Phillips

"Robert Phillips is about the only living U.S. poet who never bores me."

- X.J. Kennedy

"There is a wry, self-deprecating intimacy and charm in Robert Phillips’s poems that are not like anyone else writing today."

- Carolyn Kizer

"Robert Phillips’s attitude is that of the sensitive and isolated modern whose defenses – and resources – are observationally quirkiness, tolerance, and rueful intelligence.  His work is engaging, open and accessible, his subjects painstakingly explored."

- James Dickey

  • Reviewed in The Texas Review of Books, 7/15/2010
  • Reviewed in The Hudson Review, Vol. LXII, No. 3
  • #5 on The Poetry Foundation's Contemporary Poetry Best Sellers List for the week of 8/30/09
  • "Gingerbread House" appeared on

About the Author

Robert PhillipsBorn in the state of Delaware, Robert Phillips took undergraduate and graduate degrees at Syracuse University.  He has been a professional pianist, artist, and for thirty years was a copywriter and creative director in New York City and German advertising agencies.  Phillips is the author or editor of some 30 volumes of poetry, fiction, criticism, and belles lettres and publishes in numerous journals. His honors include a 1996 Enron Teaching Excellence Award, a Pushcart Prize, an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, a New York State Council on the Arts CAPS Grant in Poetry, MacDowell Colony and Yaddo Fellowships, a National Public Radio Syndicated Fiction Project Award, a Syracuse University Arents Pioneer Medal, and Texas Institute of Letters membership. In 1998 he was named a John and Rebecca Moore Scholar at the University of Houston.  More recently he has been Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, where he still teaches.  He has a wife, Judith, a son, Graham, and a grandson, Chase.

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