Xandria Phillips

Post: Marwa Helal and Xandria Phillips are Whiting Awards Winners! ✨

Marwa Helal (author of Invasive species) and Xandria Phillips (author of Hull) are both 2021 Whiting Awards winners! ‎ Since 1985, the Whiting Foundation has supported creative writing through the Whiting Awards, given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The awards, of $50,000 each, are based on early accomplishment and the promise of […]

Post: Engaging Black Poetics: Authors and Interns

Today is Juneteenth. The Civil War had ended years before enslaved people in Texas were notified. With the Black Lives Matter Movement going strong, we acknowledge how much work there is still left to be done. Nightboat would like to take a moment to engage with Juneteenth’s connection to Black poetics that often engage otherness […]

Post: Xandria Phillips wins the Judith A. Markowitz Award from Lambda!

Xandria Phillips wins the Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers from Lambda! The award recognizes LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Two Emerging LGBTQ Writer prizes are awarded annually. Click here to read Xandria’s five question interview with Lambda! Congratulations, Xandria!

Post: HULL: An Interview With Xandria Phillips

Someone recently asked me about contemporary queer poets that I would recommend—a considerably hefty question to ask a person, since there are just so many great queer folks truly spearheading poetry scenes everywhere right now—and one of the first that came to mind was Xandria Phillips. Their debut, HULL, out last month, was one of my […]

tribe_events: HULL Launch! Xandria Phillips with Marwa Helal!

We hope you can join us Friday, October 11th at Books Are Magic for the launch of Xandria Phillips’s debut poetry collection, HULL! Marwa Helal (author of Invasive species) will join Xandria for conversation. The event begins at 7:30pm. More information can be found here!