Rowan Ricardo Phillips: Heaven

Heaven-Photo: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

In Rowan Ricardo Phillips’ second collection of poetry, he considers:”Who the hell’s heaven is this?” and follows with an inquiry that ends with poetic uncertainty. According to Alan Gilbert in Bookforum, “Phillips’s emphasis on letting the strange remain strange, letting difference remain difference, because social and political progress entails learning to speak across differences as much as similarities.” Also a teacher, Phillips shared his process of these poems, offering  drafts from his own notebooks via social media at the time of the book’s publication.

Heaven will be available in the City Tech bookstore.

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