Acclaimed Poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips at Baruch College on Tuesday, March 20
March 14, 2018
Baruch College will present a reading and conversation with acclaimed poet, author, and journalist Rowan Ricardo Phillips, on Tuesday, March 20, beginning with a reception at 5pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Phillips, who is the spring 2018 Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, will be reading new poetry, and work from his latest collection Heaven.
He is the author of two books of poetry, The Ground and Heaven, as well as a collection of essays. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award, PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Poetry, and the GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry, Phillips is widely acclaimed and recognized for his writing.
As the sports columnist for The Paris Review Daily, a selection of his writings will be collected next year in the Library of America’s anthology “Basketball: Great Writing About America’s Game.”
What: “A Reading and Conversation with Rowan Ricardo Phillips” – free event
When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / 5pm Reception / Reading at 5:45 pm
Where: Baruch College – Library and Technology Building – 151 East 25th Street, #750
About the Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College
Founded in the fall of 1998 by Professor Roslyn Bernstein, the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program brings distinguished writers to the Baruch College campus every semester. Whether they are poets, playwrights, novelists, journalists, essayists or critics, the Harman Writers-in-Residence enrich the Baruch environment, creating a lively literary salon for students and faculty. Endowed by alumnus Dr. Sidney Harman (’39), the Harman Program relies on an intense workshop design, where visiting writers teach small classes and hold individual conferences. In addition, the Harman Program sponsors student creative writing competitions, literary internships, individual guest readings, and a week-long residency.
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About Baruch College
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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