|Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Ph.D. Brown University, 2003.Poetry; translation; history of the lyric; poetics; African American and Caribbean literatures.
Rowan.Phillips@stonybrook.edu | 631-632-7374
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Rowan Phillips Q & A at "Work In Progress," the blog of Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of THE GROUND: poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), winner of the 2013 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry, and a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. He is also the author of a book of criticism, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive Press, 2010), and the translator of Salvador Espriu's classic Catalan collection of short stories, Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth (Dalkey Archive Press, 2012). Born and raised in New York City, he is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Brown University, where he attained his doctorate in English Literature. Phillips has taught in Harvard's History and Literature Program and Columbia's Graduate School of the Arts, and is currently an associate professor of English at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Poetry Center.
Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373