Patrick Phillips, Poet • Mary Temple, Artist

About the Poet

Patrick Philips' "Elegy for a Broken Machine" was published in 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf. A recent Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellow in poetry, he is the author of two earlier collections, "Boy" and "Chattahoochee," and translator of "When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems of Henrik Nordbrandt." His work has appeared in many magazines, including Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Nation, and his honors include the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.

About the Artist

Primarily known for her tromp l'oeil Light Installations series, Mary Temple's cross-discipline conceptual artworks blur boundaries between knowing and not knowing in her painting, sculpture and drawing. In 2011, she completed "West Wall, East Light, Morning," a ceramic mosaic installation for the Neck Road station on the Q line in Brooklyn, that created a wall of leafy shadows.

Temple has exhibited her work throughout the US and abroad. The artist has completed commissioned projects at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Sculpture Center, Queens, New York; Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; Sculpture Center, Queens, New York; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Rice Gallery, Houston; Western Bridge, Seattle; and The Drawing Center, New York, among many others. She is the recipient of various fellowships and awards. Temple was born in Arizona, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

"Heaven" read by the Poet