Rowan Ricardo Phillips, author of The Ground, When Blackness Rhymes With Blackness, and other works, will give a reading of his work at Albion College on Tuesday, March 4, at 5 p.m. in the College's Stockwell Library Wendell Will Room.
Phillips’ most recent work, The Ground, 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. 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 City and Barcelona.
There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.
This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library. For more information, please contact the English Department at 517/629-0232.