Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a poet, essayist and translator. His most recent book is The Ground (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). He is the 2013 recipient of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry. He lives in New York.
The only ghost there ever was, was was. Read more...
The top of the new tower’s just gone up and I have to try it out, so I descend down slowly onto the tip of its spire. Read more...
A Hawaiian shirt over a bulletproof vest,
Slumped in a beach chair, its back to the ocean. Read more...
Like someone who sees himself close to death,
Stuck midst quizzed weathers and perilous seas, Read more...
See the world as a problem to be solved.
See the world as a problem to be loved. Read more...