Rowan Ricardo Phillips to Present Reading of His Works
Acclaimed poet to read Thursday, April 20 at The College of Wooster
WOOSTER, Ohio – Rowan Ricardo Phillips, acclaimed poet, will present a reading of his works on Thursday, April 20, in Room 105 in Scovel Hall (944 College Mall). The reading, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m.
Phillips earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. from Brown University. His first volume of poetry, The Ground, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the NAACP Image Award for Poetry. His second book of poetry, Heaven, was a finalist for the National Book Award and was chosen as one of the best books of 2015 by both The Washington Post and NPR. In addition to poetry, Phillips writes about sports for The New Yorker and The Paris Review.
Phillips’s reading is sponsored by the Department of English and the Donaldson Fund, established in 1984 by a generous gift from Stephen R. Donaldson ‘69, to support opportunities for creative writing at Wooster. Donaldson is a writer of literary fantasies and science fiction. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2575) or email.