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 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.


PhD - 20th-Century American Literature | Indiana University
MFA - Poetry | Indiana University
MA | Indiana University
BA | College of the Holy Cross

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