Lamont Poet Phillis Levin


Photo credit: Sigrid Estrada
Photo credit: Sigrid Estrada

On Wednesday April 13th, The Phillips Exeter Academy’s Class of 1945 Library concludes its 2015-2016 Lamont Poetry Series with a reading by award-winning poet Phillis Levin.

Ms. Levin is the author of five volumes of poetry, Temples and Fields (1988); The Afterimage (1995); Mercury (2001); May Day (2008); Mr. Memory & Other Poems (2016); and the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (2001).

Her many honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award for 1988; fellowships to The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and The Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy; and the 2006 Richard Hugo Prize from Poetry Northwest.  She is the recipient of a 1986 Ingram Merrill Grant, a 1995 Fulbright Scholar Award to Slovenia, the 1999 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and a 2003 Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Since 1998 she has directed the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize and previously served as Guest Poetry Co-editor for the 2009 Pushcart Prize XXXIII Best of the Small Presses.  Ms. Levin is a professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Hofstra University.

The reading will be held at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.