Nationally Renowned Poet to Visit Texas Tech

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a poet, literary, art critic and translator.

WHAT: A two-day engagement with Rowan Ricardo Phillips; the poet, literary, art critic and translator

WHEN: Poetry reading - 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 19); Q&A forum - 10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 20)

WHERE: Poetry reading - English Building Room 001; Q&A forum - Traditions meeting room, Student Union Building

WHO: Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of “Heaven,” “The Ground” and “When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness.” Phillips received a 2013 Whiting Writers' Award and has also received the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Poetry. A contributing writer at Artforum, he has taught at Columbia University and SUNY-Stony Brook, where he served as director of the Poetry Center.

This event is hosted by the Creative Writing Center and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center. A small reception and book signing will conclude the Q&A forum.

For questions, contact the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center at (806) 742-8681 or crosscultural@ttu.edu. For updates, visit the event's Facebook page.

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CONTACT: Ricky Sherfield, lead coordinator, Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-8681 or ricky.sherfield@ttu.edu.