Connection to Illinois: Phillips lives in Chicago. Biography: Xandria Phillips is a poet and visual artist originally from rural Ohio. They are the author of Reasons For Smoking, which won the 2016 Seattle Review chapbook contest judged by Claudia Rankine. Their poem 'For a Burial Free of Sharks' won the 2016 Gigantic Sequins poetry contest judged by Lucas De Lima. Xandria is the poetry editor at Honeysuckle Press, and a teaching artist for Winter Tangerine's NYC workshops. Their work is featured or forthcoming from Virginia Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, West Branch, and elsewhere.
- -- 2021 Whiting Award,
- -- Lambda Literary Award for Trans Poetry for Trans Poetry, 2020
- -- JUDITH A. MARKOWITZ AWARD
- -- LONGLISTED, HEARTLAND BOOKSELLERS AWARD
ISBN: 1643620088 OCLC: 1099570141 Nightboat Books 2019 In this debut collection by African American poet Xandria Phillips, HULL explores emotional impacts of colonialism and racism on the Black queer body and the present-day emotional impacts of enslavement in urban, rural, and international settings. HULL is lyrical, layered, history-ridden, experimental, textured, adorned, ecstatic, and emotionally investigative.--Publisher's description.