WCW – Emilia Phillips

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor


Emilia Phillips is the author of two poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, Groundspeed (2016) and Signaletics (2013). Her poetry appears in Boston Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2015 Nonfiction Prize from StoryQuarterly, the 2012 Poetry Prize from The Journal, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, among other places. She’s the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Centenary University.

Pastoral (Radio)

Out of range the stations’ signals confuse—
like grasses, crossing. Over the fields,
a field of waves. I have thrown my voice into
the future. I’ve called after
it to return. Like the radio,
I’m waiting for something to come, flickering
meanwhile with half-songs.

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

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