Prose and Poetry
Spring 2015

Rowan Ricardo PhillipsRowan Ricardo Phillips
April 1, 2015

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a poet, translator, and literary and art critic. He is the author of the forthcoming book of poems Heaven (FSG); of The Ground, his first book of poems; and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness, a collection of critical essays on poetry. He is translator of Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth, Salvador Espriu’s Catalan novel. Phillips’s poetry has been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and The New Republic, among other venues. He is a frequent contributor to ArtForum, a devoted writer of poetico-philosophical takes on soccer, which he contributes to Howler, The New Republic and The Paris Review, and a deep listener to cante hondo and The Wu. Phillips is the recipient of the 2013 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and a 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award.