Poet, Essayist, Editor
Philip Brady is a poet, essayist and editor. Brady's latest book is To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet (Broadstone, 2015). His essay collection, By Heart: Reflections of a Rust-Belt Bard (University of Tennessee Press), was a Gold Medalist at Foreword Magazine in 2008. He has published three collections of poems, Fathom (WordTech Press, 2007), Weal (Ashland, 2000), which won the Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize, and Forged Correspondences (New Myths, 1996), which was chosen for Ploughshares "Editor's Shelf" by Maxine Kumin. He has also published a memoir, To Prove My Blood: A Tale of Emigrations & the Afterlife (Ashland, 2003). His poetry and fiction have appeared in over fifty journals in the United States and Ireland, including: The Literary Review, Hotel Amerika, The American Literary Review, The Graham House House Review, The Belfast Literary Supplement, and Poetry Review. He holds a Ph.D. from Binghamton University and has published numerous scholarly articles in journals including: College English, TheArkansas Quarterly, and The Centennial Review. His edited collections include: Critical Essays on James Joyce's Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man (Twayne,1998) and Poems and Their Making (Etruscan Press, 2015). He has been awarded the Ohio Governor's Award in Arts Education, an Ohioana Award in Poetry, six Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, a Thayer Fellowship from New York State, and residencies at Yaddo, Ragdale, the Headlands Center, Fundacion Valparaiso, Hawthornden Castle, and the Virginia Center. Brady has taught at University College Cork in Ireland, as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the National University of Zaire, and in the Semester at Sea Program. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of English at Youngstown State University, where he directs the Poetry Center. Brady is also the co-founder and executive director for Etruscan Press.