Failure by Philip Schultz

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This superb Pulitzer Prize–winning collection gives voice to failure with a wry, deft touch from one of this country’s most engaging and uncompromising poets. In Failure, Philip Schultz evokes the pleasures of family,marriage, beaches, and dogs; New York City in the 1970s; revolutions both interior and exterior; and the terrors of 9/11 with a compassion that demonstrates he is a master of the bittersweet and fierce, the wondrous and direct, and the brilliantly provocative. Filled with poems of "heartbreaking tenderness that [go] beyond mere pity" (Gerald Stern), Failure is a collection to savor from this major American poet.


About Philip Schultz

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Philip Schultz is the author of seven collections of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Failure. He is the founder and director of the Writers Studio and lives in East Hampton, New York.
Published April 6, 2009 by Mariner Books. 130 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In 2008, Philip Schultz was co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Failure: Poems.

Feb 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Failure

Deseret News

The author of five collections of poetry, Philip Schultz has written a new one — "Failure" — with all the ingredients for which he is famous: directness and wry observations.

Nov 11 2007 | Read Full Review of Failure

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