Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, 1986-2006
Quiver of Arrows is a generous gathering from Carl Phillips's work that showcases the twenty-year evolution of one of America's most distinctive--and one of poetry's most essential--contemporary voices. Hailed from the beginning of his career for a poetry provocative in its candor, uncompromising in its inquiry, and at once rigorous and innovative in its attention to craft, Phillips has in the course of eight critically acclaimed collections generated a sustained meditation on the restless and ever-shifting myth of human identity. Desire and loss, mastery and subjugation, belief and doubt, sex, animal instinct, human reason: these are among the lenses through which Phillips examines what it means to be that most bewildering, irresolvable conundrum, a human being in the world.
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Review: Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, 1986-2006User Review - h - Goodreads
madly in love with the density of phillips' language and the vocabulary and symbolism he builds into his own lush nest. so much inspiration here. Read full review
Review: Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, 1986-2006User Review - Ms. Kamerow - Goodreads
I'm so happy to have interacted with more of his body of work. Many poems in this collection carry the dull but strangely satisfying pain of a hard pinch. Carl Phillips brings the body and its ... Read full review