Virtual Event: Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Marcelo Hernadez Castillo

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday, September 24 at 6pm PDT when Rowan Ricardo Phillips reads from his latest collection, Living Weapon, with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on Zoom! 

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Praise for Living Weapon

"Over and again, Phillips strives—within his own poems—to chip away at an explicit definition of what exactly we mean when we say 'poetry' . . . Throughout the collection, Rowan Ricardo Phillips refuses to abandon the past; instead, he interrogates its ghosts—in all their terrible admixture of violence and beauty—and, despite every reason not to, he sings." —Will Brewbaker, Los Angeles Review of Books

"In his dazzling third collection, Phillips (Heaven) explores social ills while celebrating poetry’s ability to provide solace and sense during times of upheaval . . . Phillips’s latest is lyrical, imaginative, and steeped in a keen understanding of current events." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The truths of Phillips’s book are plain and perceptive, harsh and oddly soothing." —Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions

About the Author

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of the books of poems Heaven (FSG, 2015) and The Ground (FSG, 2012), as well as the essay collections The Circuit and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness. His many awards include a Whiting Writers’ Award, the PEN/Osterweil Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, and the Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award. He lives in New York City and Barcelona.

Living Weapon: Poems By Rowan Ricardo Phillips Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374191993
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 18th, 2020

Award-winning essayist and poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips presents a bracing renewal of civic poetry in Living Weapon.

. . . and we’d do this again
And again and again, without ever
Knowing we were the weapon ourselves,
Stronger than steel, story, and hydrogen.
— from "Even Homer Nods"

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ISBN: 9781942683537
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Published: BOA Editions - April 10th, 2018

Winner of the 2019 GLCA New Writers Award
An NPR Best Book of 2018

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