The Drew Club of New York City, the Casement Fund and Drew University’s Alumni College invite you to join us for
An Evening of Poetry, Prose and Holiday Cheer
at Poet’s House in Battery Park City, featuring poetry readings by Patrick Phillips, Assistant Professor of English, and additional readings by members of Drew’s creative writing faculty, followed by a festive holiday reception introducing student prize recipients.
University Welcome and Poetry Reading: 6:30 – 7:15; Reception: 7:15 – 8:30. Click here to RSVP. For more information, please contact the Office of University Advancement at alumnI@drew.edu or (973) 408-3229.
Patrick Phillips’ first book of poems, Chattahoochee, received the 2005 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and his second, Boy, was published in 2008. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and honors including a 2011 Pushcart Prize, the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Emily Clark Balch award from the Virginia Quarterly Review. His poems have appeared in magazines such as Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Nation, and are regularly featured on Garrison Keillor’s radio show “The Writer’s Almanac.” He currently directs the Writing Minor at Drew, and teaches creative writing, literature, and literary translation.
This event is presented as a literary partners space rental with Poet’s House.