Mount Union Features Rowan Ricardo Phillips at 2017 Wolf Lecture

March 14, 2017

RowanALLIANCE, Ohio – Poet and author Rowan Ricardo Phillips will present the Wolf Lecture on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall of the Cope Music

Hall at the University of Mount Union. Phillips will be doing a general reading of his poems. Following the lecture, Phillips will be signing books in the lobby of Cope Music Hall.  

Phillips is the author of Heaven and The Ground: Poems each receiving various awards. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Granta, and many other publications. Additionally, Phillips has written about soccer and basketball for The Paris Review and has translated Salvador Espriu’s story collection, Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth from Catalan, Spanish, and Italian. Phillips is also the author of the influential critical volume When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness and is a recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Phillips was born in New York City in 1974 and earned a B.A. at Swarthmore College. He went on to receive his Ph.D. at Brown University. He has taught at Stony Brook, Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia. A fellow for the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, Phillips spends his time in New York City and Barcelona.

The John and Eleanor Mincks Wolf Lecture in Music Education and English was established with gifts in 1999 and 2009 to honor the memory of John ’47 and Eleanor (Mincks) Wolf. Distributions from the endowed fund are used to bring professionals in the disciplines of music education or English to campus.

For more information email tuckerdd@mountunion.edu or call (330) 823-6063

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