Profile

Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (2020), The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (essays, 2018), Pictures at an Exhibition (poems, 2016), Sand Opera (2015), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (translations, 2015), and others.

His work has garnered a a Guggenheim fellowship, Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, six Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Hunt Prize, the Adrienne Rich Award, three Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, the Lyric Poetry Prize, 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.

Education

PhD - 20th-Century American Literature | Indiana University

MFA - Poetry | Indiana University

MA | Indiana University

BA | College of the Holy Cross

Clint McCown

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Betsy Sholl

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Richard Jackson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Sue William Silverman

Faculty Co-chair, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

David Wojahn

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Elena Passarello

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Adam McOmber

Faculty Co-chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/hybrid forms]; Editor in Chief, Hunger Mountain Review

Leslie Ullman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Melissa Faliveno

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Caleb Curtiss

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Miciah Bay Gault

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Hasanthika Sirisena

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

T. Geronimo Johnson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Natasha Sajé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry/CNF]

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

Bret Lott

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Clifford Thompson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/ hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Connie May Fowler

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]; Director, Novel Retreat

Philip Metres

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]

Robin MacArthur

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Chachi Hauser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Brian Leung

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Ellen Lesser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Fernando A. Flores

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]