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 and Giroux. He is also the author of a work of literary criticism, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness, and a work of non-fiction, The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey. 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, and the GLCA New Writers Award, and the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting. He lives in New York City and Barcelona.