Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of The Ground (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), which won the 2013 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry (2013), the GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry (2013), and was a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry (2012) and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. Phillips is also the author of a collection of essays, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive Press, 2010), and a translation of Salvador Espriu’s short stories, Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth (Dalkey Archive Press, 2012). His poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Callaloo, Granta, The Iowa Review, jubilat, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. Born and raised in New York City, he is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Brown University. He is currently an associate professor of English and the director of the Poetry Center at Stony Brook University. He lives in New York and Barcelona.
The reading takes place on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Wendell Will Room. Albion College Reading Series events are free and open to the public. Learn more about the Albion College Reading Series by visiting the Albion College Reading Series page.