Rowan 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


Phillips reading from his work, Heaven


Phillips with Harman student Rommel Ojeda


Phillips with his Harman class






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