"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.
Check out Rowan's new poem "A TALE OF TWO CITIES", COMMISSIONED BY TRAVEL + LEISURE TO ACCOMPANY IMAGES BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER FRANCK BOHBOT.
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!
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.
"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
"Winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award and the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, Phillips has quickly asserted himself as a major voice in American letters. On the basis of the graceful humor and wisdom of recent poems like “Kingdom Come,” I’d look for Heaven during the 2015 awards season."
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.
Look where The Ground ended up in New York Magazine's "Approval Matrix".