Patrick Phillips

Professor of English
Department Role
Director of the Creative Writing Program
Patrick Phillips

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.


(650) 723-0504

Office Hours

By appointment

Research Interests

American Literature-Poetry
British Literature-17th Century
British Literature-Poetry


Winter 2020-2021
Love and Death

Spring 2019-2020
Advanced Poetry Writing

Autumn 2019-2020
Literature of Disease

Spring 2018-2019
Advanced Poetry Writing

Autumn 2018-2019
Poetry and Poetics

Spring 2017-2018
Advanced Poetry Writing