Poet, translator, and essayist Carl Phillips will be the RRVWP dinner-with-the-writer guest at this years UND Writers Conference in March. Check your e-mail for the listserv message from Kim on signing up for this dinner if you'd like to participate.
Phillips is heavily influenced by ancient Greek and Roman writers, and experiments with their poetic forms in his work. He also taught high school Latin for eight years. He has an interesting essay on reading (and writing) available at the poets.org website, in addition to other essays and some of his many poems.