Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of two books of poetry: Heaven, which was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award, and the Ground. He is the winner of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, and many other awards. His work has appeared in magazines such as the New Yorker and The Paris Review. He is also the author of a work of literary criticism, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness.
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 The Paris Review, for which he also writes on basketball and music.
Phillips has also taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton and is also a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. Born and raised in New York City, Phillips is a graduate 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. Learn more about Rowan at his official website.