Phillip Sterling

7912 36th St. SEAda, MI 49301

Author's Bio

Phillip Sterling is the author of In Which Brief Stories Are Told (short fiction, Wayne State U Press 2011), and four collections of poetry: Abeyance (Frank Cat Press Chapbook Award 2007), Quatrains (Pudding House 2006), Significant Others (Main Street Rag 2005), and Mutual Shores (New Issues 2000). He is the editor of Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange (Mammoth 2003) and served as the founding coordinator of the Literature In Person (LIP) Reading Series at Ferris State University, until his retirement in 2013.

Publications and Prizes


Mutual Shores
(New Issues Press,
In Which Brief Stories Are Told
(Wayne State University Press,


Our Working Lives
(Bottom Dog Press,


Silent Voices
Short Story
Driftwood Review
Frank Cat Chapbook Award 2007;Senior Fulbright Lecturer to Poland (1997-98); Walt Whitman Award Finalist (Academy of American Poets, 1995); Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Belgium (1992-93); Michigan Association of Governing Boards Distinguished Faculty Award (1992); Robert H. Winner Memorial Award Runner-up (Poetry Society of America 1992); PEN Syndicated Fiction Award (1991);National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry (1990);Emerging Writer Award (Bay De Noc Writers' Conference 1989);Finalist in 1987 & 1993 National Poetry Series; First Place in Poet Hunt Competition (1989, 1991)

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in: 
Pontiac, MI
Raised in: 
Traverse City, MI

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Listing last updated: June 6, 2014.

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