PATRICK PHILLIPS' first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, was published by W. W. Norton in September, 2016. He is also is the author of three books of poems, including Chattahoochee, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Elegy for a Broken Machine, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Among his other honors are Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is also translator of When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems of Henrik Nordbrandt. Phillips lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.