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Philip Schultz, LUXURY (Full Interview)

Poet Philip Schultz talks with Writer’s Voice about his latest poetry collection, Luxury

Philip Schultz’s poetry is deceptively simple. His poems often minutely observe the details of every day life, but those become the vehicle to deeper concerns, such as mortality, shame, and self-sabotage. Yet they are lightened by his ever-present wry humor.

His new collection Luxury explores the comfort and sustenance of life, the bittersweet clarity of aging, and the anxiety of existence.

Poet Tony Hoagland said of Philip Schultz, that he “is one of the least affected of American poets, and one of the fiercest.” Schultz lives in East Hampton NY and is the founder and director of The Writers Studio in New York City.

About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.

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