Check out the July 31/August 7 2017 issue of The Nation for two new poems by Rowan.


Rowan will be the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College for Spring 2018.


"Halo" has been selected for Best American Poetry 2017 by Natasha Tretheweay. The poem first appeared in The American Scholar. This makes consecutive years that Phillips' work appears Best American Poetry.



Stirring words from Bird Is the Word which has named Alexis Cuadrado's Poetica (featuring Rowan's poetry set to music) one of the Best Albums of 2016.

"The crushing end to 'Song of Fulton and Gold' is Rowan Ricardo Phillips intoning, 'There are no towers.'  Its intensity is amped higher by the pragmatism of his earlier advice to not look up.  How many couldn’t look up on November 9th of this year?  How many felt the collective weight of despair, that something had gone terribly wrong?  And despite the overwhelming sense that the end was underway, had to go on with life as if normal.  To step outside, into the sun, unable to look up, feeling like an outsider.  POÈTICA is not a guide to navigate to a better place, nor does it substitute as a source of advice.  But it is a reminder that the feelings of disassociation and separation are not new, not permanent, and the disillusionment that follows the euphoria is, in turn, followed by determination.  POÈTICA came at a good time."

Click here for the entire review and to purchase POetica.


The magazine Washington Square asks Rowan 5 questions about his life in poetry.


Rowan Ricardo Phillips has joined the faculty of Warren Wilson College's  low-residence MFA Program for Spring 2017.




Click here to read Rowan's poem for Prince on his passing: "Purple Elegy" in The Paris Review. Sigh...



ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS HAS JUST WON THE 2016 ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARD!


Take an upcoming poetry workshop with Rowan in any of these marvelous locations (click for more information):

New York, April 16-17 2016

Aspen, June 19-24 2016

Provincetown July 10-15 2016

Key West January 16-20 2017







Heaven has been named one of the "best poetry collections of 2015" by The Washington Post. Congrats, Rowan!


Rowan is now writing essays on basketball regularly for The Paris Review. Follow him and The Paris Review on Twitter to be among the first to know when a new essay drops.


HEAVEN has been named to the longlist of the 2015 National Book Award. For more info click here.



A new essay, "Skyscrapers and Everything", has just appeared on the website of The Paris Review.


Rowan will be teaching a four-week poetry workshop on Mondays this june in sleepy hollow, New york,  a short trip by train from NYC. In fact, the workshop be held mere steps from the train station. For more information, click the link below.

https://writerscenter.org/courses/your-poems-today-your-poems-tomorrow-an-in-depth



"This is quite literally the year of Phillips’ ascension, as he moves from The Ground to Heaven. Fittingly, too, it won’t be long before everyone is singing his name."

Best American Poetry Books of the 2010s – Flavorwire

Rowan Ricardo Phillips has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. AS QUOTED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, "Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of impressive ACHIEVEMENT AND EXCEPTIONAL PROMISE FOR FUTURE ACCOMPLISHMENT."



In PrAIse of charles wright: a brief essay on the new U.S. poet laureate





Rowan Ricardo phillips will be a member of the creative writing faculty at princeton for spring 2015.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a judge for the 2014 National Book Award.


Rowan ricardo phillips is a judge for the 2014 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry.


Rowan Ricardo Phillips has been elected as a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.