Rowan Ricardo Phillips About

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of two books of poetry: Heaven (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2015) and The Ground (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2012). He is the winner of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2013 Pen/Osterweil Prize for Poetry, a 2013 Whiting Writers' Award, and the 2013 GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and has been featured on NPR’S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. His poetry has been translated into Catalan, German, Italian, Norwegian and Spanish.

He is also the author of a work of literary essays, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive press: 2010) and the translator from the Catalan of Salvador Espriu’s Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth (Dalkey archive press: 2012).

Phillips is a contributing writer for Artforum and has published fiction, non-fiction essays, translations, reviews and art criticism in numerous magazines. An avid soccer fan, he covered the 2014 World Cup for The Paris Review, for which he also writes on basketball and music.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips has taught at Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, and Stony Brook; he is also a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. Born and raised in New York City, Rowan attended Hunter College High School, Swarthmore College and Brown University, where he earned his Ph.D. in English Literature. He divides his time between New York City and Barcelona.

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