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Louis Phillips, a widely published poet, playwright, and short story writer, has written some 50 books for children and adults.

Among his published works are: six collections of short stories – A Dream of Countries Where No One Dare Live (SMU Press), The Bus to the Moon (Fort Schuyler Press), The Woman Who Wrote King Lear and Other Stories (Pleasure Boat Studio), Must I Weep for The Dancing Bear (Pleasure Boat Studio), Galahad in the City of Tigers, and Sheathed Bayonets (World Audience). Hot Corner, a collection of his baseball writings, and R.I.P. (a sequence of poems about Rip Van Winkle) from Livingston Press; The Envoi Messages, The Ballroom in St. Patrick’s Cathedral and The Last of The Marx Brothers' Writers, full-length plays, (Broadway Play Publishers). Fireworks in Some Particulars (Fort Schuyler Press) is a collection of poetry, shot stores, and humor pieces. That book also contains his play – God Have Mercy on the June-Bug.

His books for children include: The Man Who Stole The Atlantic Ocean (Prentice Hall & Camelot Books), The Million Dollar Potato (Simon and Schuster) and How to Wrestle an Alligator (Avon). His sequence of poems – The Time, The Hour, The Solitariness of the Place – was the co-winner in the Swallow's Tale Press competition (1984). Among his published books of poems are: The Krazy Cat Rag (Light Reprint Press), Bulkington (Hollow Spring Press), The Time, The Hour, The Time, The Hour, The Solitariness of The Place (Swallow's Tale Press), Celebrations & Bewilderments (Fragments Press). He edited Best Loved Poems (Random House) and The Random House Book of Humorous Verse. Other books include: Gertrude Stein in Dayton & Other Plays, American Elegies and Late Night in The Rain Forest (World Audience Publishers).

He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.