Today's poem is "The Very Old Man"

from Cave Wall

Patrick Phillips's first book, Chattahoochee (Arkansas, 2004), was awarded the 2005 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. His honors include a "Discovery"/The Nation Award, the Sjoberg Translation Prize and a Fullbright Scholarship. He teaches at Drew University.

Other poems by Patrick Phillips in Verse Daily:
September 1, 2004:  "The Rules" "The first rule was that he made the rules...."

Books by Patrick Phillips: Chattahoochee

Other poems on the web by Patrick Phillips:
Five poems
"A History of Twilight"

About Cave Wall:
Poets in this issue: Jeffrey Harrison, Patrick Phillips, Sarah Lindsay, Elizabeth Hadaway, Julianna Baggott, Stuart Dischell, Roger Weingarten, David Rivard, Angie Decola, Alison Pelegrin, Stephen Frech, Carl Phillips

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Other poems from Cave Wall in Verse Daily:
February 18, 2007:   "After the Affair" by Claudia Emerson
February 15, 2007:   "Surprising the Gods" by Dan Albergotti

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