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Philip Brady -- Poet, Essayist.
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Philip Brady's latest book is a collection of essays, BY HEART: REFLECTIONS OF A RUST-BELT BARD (University of Tennessee Press), which was chosen by FOREWORD MAGAZINE as ESSAY BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2009. He has published three collections of poems, FATHOM (Word 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 ABRAXAS, THE AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW, THE GRAHAM HOUSE REVIEW, THE BELFAST LITERARY SUPPLEMENT and POETRY NORTHWEST. He holds a Ph.D. from Binghamton University and has published numerous scholarly articles in journals including COLLEGE ENGLISH, THE ARKANSAS QUARTERLY and THE CENTENNIAL REVIEW. In 1998, he edited CRITICAL ESSAYS ON JAMES JOYCES PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (with James F. Carens). He has won an Ohioana Award in Poetry, five 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 Professor of English at Youngstown State University, where he directs the Poetry Center. Brady is also Executive Director for Etruscan Press. He plays in the New-Celtic band, Brady's Leap.