Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of three books of poetry The Ground, Heaven, and Living Weapon, all published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He is also the author of a work of literary criticism, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive), and a work of nonfiction, The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Phillips has been the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award, the PEN/Osterweil Prize for Poetry, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting. He lives in New York City and Barcelona.