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Great Writers, Great Readings Starts New Season with Poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Hofstra’s annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series starts its 12th season with poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 7  p.m. Location is the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Axinn Library.

Phillips is the author of two books of poetry: Heaven (2015) and The Ground (2012). Heaven is on the Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award. He is the winner of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2013 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Prize for Poetry, and a 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award. He is the author of the critical volume When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (2010) and translator of Salvador Espriu’s story collection Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth (2012).

Great Writers, Great Readings is sponsored by the English Department and the MFA in Creative Writing Program. Events are free and open to the public. The series’ next guest on October 19 is Karen Russell, whose debut novel, Swamplandia, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 

For more information call 516-463-5410.

photo by Sue Kwon

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