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Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and founder of The Writers Studio

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and founder/director of The Writers Studio


Philip Schultz

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz has been teaching creative writing for four decades. He founded The Writers Studio in 1987 after spending four years as the director of New York University’s graduate creative writing program. Mr. Schultz has taught undergraduate and graduate fiction, poetry, literature, and craft classes at a variety of universities including Tufts and Columbia. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Failure (Harcourt 2007). His most recent book, The Wherewithal, a novel in verse, was released by W.W. Norton in February 2014. He is also the author of the influential memoir, My Dyslexia, published by W.W. Norton in 2011. His five other poetry collections are Living in the Past (Harcourt 2004), The Holy Worm of Praise (Harcourt 2002), the chapbook My Guardian Angel Stein (1986), Deep Within the Ravine (Viking 1984, recipient of The Academy of American Poets’ Lamont Prize) and Like Wings (Viking 1978, winner of an American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters Award as well as a National Book Award nominee). His work has been published in The New Yorker, Partisan Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review and Slate, among other magazines, and he is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. He has also received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine.