Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz will give a poetry reading as part of the Poet's Voice series at Greenwich Library on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3:00 p.m.
Schultz is the author of several collections of poetry, including his most recent Failure which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
He has received several prestigious awards and grants for his poetry. His collection, Deep Within the Ravine was the recipient of The Academy of American Poets Lamont Prize. Like Wings won an American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters Award as well as a National Book Award nomination. Schultz is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Poetry to Israel and a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. He has also received, among others, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, as well as the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine. Schultz is the founder and director of The Writer's Studio, a private school for fiction and poetry writing based in New York City.
"Philip Schultz is a hell of a poet, one of the very best of his generation, full of slashing language, good rhythms, surprises, and the power to leave you meditating in the cave of his poems," Norman Mailer has said of the author.
The reading will take place in the Library's Meeting Room on the second floor and is free and open to all. Poet's Voice has been in existence since 1977 and is sponsored by the Horace E. Manacher Poetry Fund and the Friends of Greenwich Library. For further information, please call Alice Bonvenuto at 622-7919.