Dr. Philip Brady


Dr. Philip Brady, Distinguished Professor
Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literature, Composition

Philip Brady’s most recent book is an essay collection, Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City (University of Tennessee, 2018). His most recent book of poetry is To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet (Broadstone 2015). By Heart: Reflections of a Rust Belt Bard (University of Tennessee Press) won a Foreword Magazine Gold Medal in 2008, and Fathom, a collection of poems, appeared from WordTech Press in 2007.

His memoir, To Prove My Blood: A Tale of Emigrations & the Afterlife, appeared from Ashland Poetry Press in 2003, and Weal (Ashland Poetry Press, 2000) was the 1999 winner of the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. Maxin Kumin chose his first book, Forged Correspondences (New Myths, 1996), for Ploughshares’ Editors’ Shelf. Brady co-edited, with James F. Carens, Critical Essays on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Twayne Publishers, 1998). He edited Poems & Their Making (Etruscan, 2015).

He has won an Ohioana Poetry Award, The Governor’s Award and six individual Artists Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, Thayer and Newhouse Fellowships from New York State, and 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 directs the YSU Poetry Center and Etruscan Press. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty of Wilkes University. At YSU, he teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition courses.