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Philip Metres

Philip Metres is the author of 11 books, including “Fugitive/Refuge” (Copper Canyon 2024) and “Shrapnel Maps” (Copper Canyon 2020). His other works include “The Sound of Listening” (essays), “Pictures at an Exhibition” (poems), the translation “I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky” and “Sand Opera.”

His work has garnered fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as six Ohio Arts Council grants, the Hunt Prize, the Adrienne Rich Award, two Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, the Lyric Poetry Award, the Alice James Award, the Creative Workforce Fellowship and the Cleveland Arts Prize. He is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University.

Resources by Philip Metres

“Zooming Mom” is a poem for his mom, who once thought she heard the call to religious life. But another form of faith life awaited her.

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