Louis Phillips, a widely published poet, playwright, and short story writer has written some 35 books for children and adults. Among his works are: two collections of short stories - A Dream of Countries Where No One Dare Live (SMU Press) and The Bus to the Moon (Fort Schuyler Press; 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, a full-length play (Broadway Play Publishers). 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 (l984). Among his published books of poems are The Krazy Kat Rag (Light Reprint Press), Bulkington (Hollow Spring Press), The Time, The Hour, The Solitariness of the Place (Swallow's Tale Press), Celebrations & Bewilderments (Fragments Press), In the Field of Broken Hearts, and Into the Well of Knowingness. (Prologue Press). His most recent book is The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations (World Audience, Inc.). He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.