Louis Phillips has published more than 35 books for children and adults. Among his works are two collections of short stories A Dream of Countries Where No One Dare Live (SMU Press) and The Bus to the Moon (Fort Schuyler Press); Hot Corner, a collection of his baseball writings, and R. I. P. (a sequence of poems about Rip Van Winkle) from Livingston Press; The Envoi Messages, a full-length play (Broadway Play Publishers). His books for children include The Man Who Stole the Atlantic Ocean (Prentice Hall & Camelot Books), The Million Dollar Potato (Simon and Schuster), and How to Wrestle an Alligator (Avon). His sequence of poems The Time, The Hour, The Solitariness of the Place was the co-winner in the Swallow s Tale Press competition (l984). Among his other books of poems are The Krazy Kat Rag (Light Reprint Press), Bulkington (Hollow Spring Press), Celebrations & Bewilderments (Fragments Press), In the Field of Broken Hearts, and Into the Well of Knowingness (Prologue Press). His most recent books are The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations and The Death of the Siamese Twins & Other Plays (both by World Audience, Inc.). He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Louis Phillips currently resides in New York, in the state of New York. Louis Phillips was born in 1942.
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A marvelous collection of poetry Apr 12, 2003
R. I. P.: A Poetic Sequence is a marvelous collection of poetry by Louis Phillips about Washington Irving's famous literary figure of Rip Van Winkle, the man who fell asleep for an age and awoke into a time he could barely comprehend. R.I.P.: A Poetic Sequence is soulful and recommended examination of the human spirit, of belonging, and of the yearning for something more from life. "But what freedom cd I have, / Being asleep all the time? / Ask me what I have learned, / I reply: The gods are no further away / Than the closing of my eyelids."