Louis Phillips was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 15, 1942.He started writing at age 6 on his father's Smith-Corona typewriter and he has been typing. hunting and pecking, scribbling, computer entering, saving, deleting, filling up spiral notebooks, file folders, manuscript boxes, and two large lockers of manuscripts.He has written plays, short-stories, poems, humor pieces, and ransom notes.In addition. he may be one of the world's record holders for collectng rejection slips. His notion is that no matter how terrible he writes, somebody is writing worse and collecting a piles of money for his or her work.
Louis Phillips has published some 50 books of poetry, short stories, essays, and plays. Among his publications are THE WOMAN WHO WROTE KING LEAR and other stories (Pleasure Boat Studio), MUST I WEEP FOR THE DANCING BEAR and other stories (Pleasure Boat Studio) THE KRAZY KAT RAG (a poetic sequence, Light Reprints)) FIREWORKS WITH SOME PARTICULAR (stories, poems, plays, & humor pieces, published by Fort Schuyler Press). WORLD AUDIENCE has published four other collections of one-act plays by Louis Phillips: THE DEATH OF THE SIAMESE TWINS and other plays, THE OARSMEN and other plays, HONDURAS and other plays, and GERTRUDE STEIN IN DAYTON and other plays. BROADWAY PLAY PUBLISHERS has published his full-length plays: THE LAST OF THE MARX BROTHERS'WRITERS, THE BALLROOM IN ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, and THE ENVOI MESSAGES.