Philip Schultz

Topics: Writing, Dyslexia, Pulitzer Prize Pages: 2 (664 words) Published: April 10, 2013
Philip Schultz in Collin College- spring Creek
 Philip Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and the founder/director of The Writers Studio, a private school for fiction and poetry writing based in New York City. He wrote several books including the Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poems called Failure. He was invited to Collin College to present his recent book called My Dyslexia. He is a famous writer and poet who had realized he had dyslexia at the age of 58 when his own son was diagnosed with dyslexia disorder. In his book, called My Dyslexia he wrote how he was failed during his life beginning from his early school years. He explains the pain and confusion he carried all the time without being aware of his disorder. On March 6, 2013 Collin College hosted his presentation and book signing event which was a great opportunity for students to meet him both as a poet and an individual who conquered his failures resulting in dyslexia disorder. This reflection paper is a brief review of his speech (Web). He started his speech by describing his moments of excitements when he first heard that he won the Pulitzer Prize for his book called Failure. He was surprised that why he was chosen while other great poets were not selected to win the award. Then he talked about that how he was motivated to write a book about his dyslexia disorder. It was his editor who asked him to write about dyslexia disorder and the consequences of which he has encountered every moment of his life. First he denied because he could not confront with his fears which were barriers to his Arik 2

learning and had negative impact on his social life. He mentioned the fundamental reason that he became a successful poet and a writer was his tutor Mr. Joyce who expressed a lot of frustration to him. One day his tutor asked him what he imagines to in his life considering the fact that he does not like reading. Philip`s answer surprised him because he told him that his dream is to become a...
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