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Saturday June 15, 10:00am—10:45am Atheneum Great Hall

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Poet, translator, literary and art critic, and now winner of the 2019 PEN/ ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, Rowan Ricardo Phillips tracks the competitive world of the 2017 ATP men’s tennis tour in The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey. Phillips offers an oasis of sanity in times of political turmoil, handing us unexplored poetry in tennis as a salve for sore hearts.