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Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of three books of poems (The Ground, Heaven, and Living Weapon) and two essay collections (The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness). His screenplay for the film Clemente, based on Pulitzer-Prize winner David Maraniss’ biography of baseball icon Roberto Clemente, is set to be directed by Oscar-winner Ezra Edelman. Phillips’ awards include a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, and the Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award. He teaches at Williams College and Princeton University.

In his own words: “The sign on the door of my life hasn’t said, Writer. And yet I write. I’ve always written. But that’s because I’ve always read.”

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