Rowan Ricardo Phillips


Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of The Ground, Heaven, The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey (FSG, 2018), Living Weapon (FSG, 2020), and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive, 2010). He has been the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Phillips is the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of English at Williams College and teaches creative writing at Princeton. 

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