Philip Brady

Poetry & Nonfiction | Youngstown State University
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About Philip

Distinguished Professor at YSU, Philip Brady’s newest book is The Elsewhere: Selected Poems and Poetics (Broadstone, 2021). His most recent collection of essays, Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City appeared from  the University of Tennessee Press in 2019. A verse memoir, To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet, appeared in 2015. He is the author of three previous 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.

Brady has taught at the National University of Zaire, University College Cork, and on Semester at Sea. He is executive director of Etruscan Press, and he serves on the low-residency MFA faculty of Wilkes University. Website:

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