Patrick Phillips Song of the Closing Doors poems

Song of the Closing Doors

forthcoming in the Knopf Poets Series, Fall 2022

"For years I have turned to Phillips for his crystalline poems, and this magnificent new collection broke my heart again and again in all the best ways. [It's] a masterpiece of elegy and earthiness, so brace yourself for the loud hammer of your heart."      Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of World of Wonders

“These poems are so damn good. Few contemporary poets can write an elegy half as well as Phillips. And nobody does it any better.”

     —John Murillo, author of Kontemporary American Poetry

Song of the Closing Doors reckons with love, loss, and the space between the two that we call life. It's a deep comfort to rock next to Phillips in these poignant, sleek poems that travel through grief's tunnels. Clear a space for these blues and warm yourself in their everlasting light.”    Tomas Q. Morin, author of Machete