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Philip Brady

Phil BradyPhilip Brady

Poet, Essayist, Editor. Philip Brady's forthcoming book is The Elsewhere: Selected Poems and Poetics  (Broadstone, 2020). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe CIty  (University of Tennessee Press, 2019) He is the author of four books of poetry, a previous collection of essays, and a memoir. He has edited a critical book on James Joyce and an anthology of contemporary poetry.  

Brady’s work has received the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press; a ForeWord magazine Gold Medal; an Ohioana Poetry Award; the Ohio Governor’s Award and six Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council; and Thayer and Newhouse Fellowships from New York State. An essay earned Notable recognition in Best American Essays, and work has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. He has done residencies at Yaddo, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, and the Soros Centre for the Arts in the Czech Republic. 

Brady has taught at the National University of Zaire, University College Cork, and on Semester at Sea. Currently, he is distinguished professor of English at Youngstown State University. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty of Wilkes University. Brady is also the co-founder and executive director for Etruscan Press.

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