Philip Fried is the author of seven books of poetry, the most recent being Squaring the Circle (Salmon, 2017). Thomas Lux said of his work, “I love Philip Fried’s elegant quarrels with the cruelty and ignorance of the world or, more precisely, its inhabitants.” Carol Rumens, writing in the Guardian, praised his book Interrogating Water (Salmon, 2014) for “the valour and vision of its protest.” In addition to his work as a poet, Fried is the founding editor of The Manhattan Review (1980- ), an international poetry journal. He lives in New York City with his wife, the fine art photographer Lynn Saville.
Squaring the Circle
God the Busker