Bio


Patrick Phillips is the author of Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, which was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Smithsonian, and received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He is also the author of three poetry collections, including Elegy for a Broken Machine, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Chattahoochee, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. Phillips has recevied fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Copenhagen, and the Lyric Poetry Award of the Poetry Society of America. He teaches writing and literature at Stanford.

Academic Appointments


  • Professor, English

2022-23 Courses


All Publications


  • Casualties of the World War II metaphor: women's reproductive health fighting for narrative inclusion in COVID-19. Medical humanities Bailey, Y., Shankar, M., Phillips, P. 2021

    Abstract

    While the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, politicians and media outlets in the USA have compared the pandemic with World War II (WWII). Though women's reproductive health has been affected by both COVID-19 and WWII, these specific health needs are not included in either event's mainstream narrative. This article explores the pandemic's war metaphor through the lens of women's reproductive health, arguing for a reframing of the metaphor. Narrative-building determines how health needs are perceived and addressed. A modification of the WWII metaphor can ensure that the narrative formulating around COVID-19 is inclusive of the women's reproductive health needs that are eminently present.

    View details for DOI 10.1136/medhum-2021-012152

    View details for PubMedID 34155088

  • Song of Suburbia GEORGIA REVIEW Phillips, P. 2021; 75 (1): 198
  • On Three Hours Sleep GEORGIA REVIEW Phillips, P. 2021; 75 (1): 201-202
  • The Couple GEORGIA REVIEW Phillips, P. 2021; 75 (1): 199-200
  • The Anniversary AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Phillips, P. 2020; 49 (6): 30
  • Jubilate Civitas AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Phillips, P. 2020; 49 (6): 30
  • Prayer AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Phillips, P. 2020; 49 (6): 30
  • Elegy with Table Saw & Cobwebs NEW ENGLAND REVIEW-MIDDLEBURY SERIES Phillips, P. 2020; 41 (1): 171
  • Ars Poetica AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Phillips, P. 2018; 47 (6): 7
  • Countrywide AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Phillips, P. 2018; 47 (6): 7
  • For Paul AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Phillips, P. 2018; 47 (6): 7
  • Palimpsest NEW ENGLAND REVIEW-MIDDLEBURY SERIES Phillips, P. 2018; 39 (2): 175–76