Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Harman Writer-In-Residence, Spring 2018
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of two books of poetry, The Ground and Heaven, and a collection of essays, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Poetry, and the GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry. Phillips is the sport columnist for The Paris Review Daily; an essay on basketball, which originally appeared on the Daily, will be collected next year in the Library of America’s anthology Basketball: Great Writing About America’s Game.
Rowan Ricardo Phillips Offers Poetic Wisdom
On Tuesday, March 20, Rowan Ricardo Phillips captivated a packed house of Baruch students, faculty and guests at our spring Reading & Conversation, where he shared both his resonant work and sage advice on what inspires good poetry. Phillips’ talk was followed by a lively Q&A.
Photo credits: Glenda Hydler