Xandria Phillips

  • CAAPP 2021-2023 Creative Writing Fellow

Xandria Phillips is a poet and visual artist from rural Ohio. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Lambda Literary Award, and The Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging Writers, Xandria is the author of HULL (Nightboat Books 2019) and Reasons for Smoking, which won the 2016 Seattle Review Chapbook contest judged by Claudia Rankine. They have received fellowships from Brown University, Callaloo, Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. Xandria’s poetry is featured in Berlin Quarterly Review, Bomb Magazine, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Poets.org, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Their paintings have been featured in Kenyon Review, The Poetry Project, the cover of American Poets Magazine, and an AMFM exhibition at the Silver Room in Chicago.