Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Longlist, 2015 National Book Awards

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of The Ground: Poems as well as the critical volume When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness. He translated Salvador Espriu’s story collection Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth. Phillips is the winner of several awards including a Whiting Writers’ Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Poetry. A contributing writer at Artforum, he has taught at Columbia University and at SUNY-Stony Brook, where he’s served as director of the Poetry Center.
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Heaven

Heaven by Rowan Ricardo Phillips book cover, 2015
ISBN 9780374168520 Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A spectacularly vibrant and continually surprising collection from one of the poetry world's rising young stars "Who the hell's heaven is this?". Rowan Ricardo Phillips offers many answers, and none at all, in Heaven, the piercing and revelatory encore to his award-winning debut, The Ground. More about this book >

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Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of The Ground: Poems as well as the critical volume When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness. He translated Salvador Espriu’s story collection Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth. Phillips is the winner of several awards including a Whiting Writers’ Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Poetry. A contributing writer at Artforum, he has taught at Columbia University and at SUNY-Stony Brook, where he’s served as director of the Poetry Center.

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