Then the War by Carl Phillips: Carcanet Book Launch

  • DATE

    23 February 2022

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome

  • PRICE

    £2

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Then the War and Selected Poems 2007-2020 by Carl Phillips. Hosting the reading will be writer and editor Brandon Taylor, joining Carl to discuss the new book. The event will feature readings and discussion, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. We will show the text during readings so that you can read along.

Then the War and Selected Poems, 2007-2020 is two books in one: a representative selection from seven of his innovative earlier collections and a complete new book of poems, providing a powerful introduction to European readers. A seemingly gentle but resolute attention to the things of this world evokes the joyful and painful elements in the contemporary human condition, characterised by loneliness and an unquenchable thirst for love. He is a poet who knows the rules and bends or breaks them, a master of syntax and prosody, avoiding convention and pursuing the lines of desire.

In a starred review of this book, Publishers Weekly said, ‘These lyrically rich, insightful poems are full of palpable aching […] and a human urge to understand. This remarkable compendium is a testament to the spirit of Phillips’s work.’

Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.

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