Living Weapon: Poems

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$24.00  $22.08
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Pages
96
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374191993
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About the Author

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of the books of poems Heaven (FSG, 2015) and The Ground (FSG, 2012), as well as the essay collections The Circuit and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness. His many awards include a Whiting Writers' Award, the PEN/Osterweil Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, and the Nicolรกs Guillรฉn Outstanding Book Award. He lives in New York City and Barcelona.

Reviews

Over and again, Phillips strives--within his own poems--to chip away at an explicit definition of what exactly we mean when we say 'poetry' . . . Throughout the collection, Rowan Ricardo Phillips refuses to abandon the past; instead, he interrogates its ghosts--in all their terrible admixture of violence and beauty--and, despite every reason not to, he sings. --Will Brewbaker, Los Angeles Review of Books

In his dazzling third collection, Phillips (Heaven) explores social ills while celebrating poetry's ability to provide solace and sense during times of upheaval . . . Phillips's latest is lyrical, imaginative, and steeped in a keen understanding of current events. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The truths of Phillips's book are plain and perceptive, harsh and oddly soothing. --Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions