Philip Brady’s poetry has appeared in over fifty journals in the United States and Ireland, including Abraxas, The American Literary Review, The Belfast Literary Supplement, The Honest Ulsterman, The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, Pacific International, Poetry Northwest, and other journals. Translated into Spanish, Polish, Norwegian, and Hebrew, his poems have been published internationally.

Brady is the author of five collections of poetry: The Elsewhere: Poems and Poetics (Broadstone Books, 2021); To Banquet with the Ethiopians (Broadstone Books, 2015); Fathom (Word Press, 2007); Weal (Ashland Poetry Press, 1999) winner of the 1999 Snyder Prize; and Forged Correspondences (New Myths, 1996) chosen for Ploughshares’ “Editors’ Shelf” by Maxine Kumin.

Brady’s poetry has received the Ohioana Poetry Award, The Ohio Governor’s Award and six Individual Artists Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, a Best of Ohio Writers Contest Prizes, a Newhouse Award and a Thayer Fellowship in the Arts from New York State, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Listowel Writer’s Prize (Ireland) and residencies at Yaddo, the Millay Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Arts, Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), and Cimelice Castle, (Czech Republic). He has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and the Poets’ House in Donegal, Ireland.

The Elsewhere

The Elsewhere is a new book with a long history. In a new arrangement of three books of poetry, a verse memoir, a poetic prose memoir, and essay collections on poetics, as… Continue reading The Elsewhere


“In poems of spiritual hunger and erotic receptivity, Philip Brady achieves utterance through formal gestures, “revealing in every form and syllable / a double essence.” The pleasures of Fathom are literary and… Continue reading Fathom


“The poems in Philip Brady’s Weal engage us with dazzling language and intellectual range and a lovely music. The poems’ subjects range from a childhood of “scotch and casseroles,” to post-colonial culture,… Continue reading Weal

Philip Brady is the author of three non-fiction books: To Prove My Blood: A Tale of Emigrations & The Afterlife (Ashland Poetry Press 2003); By Heart: Reflections of a Rust-Belt Bard (University of Tennessee Press 2008); and Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City (University of Tennessee Press, 2019).  

Also he co-authored an edition Critical Essays on James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man with James F. Carens (Twayne, 1998) and edited Poems and Their Making: A Conversation (Etruscan Press, 2015.)

Brady’s prose writing has received three Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowships, a Distinguished Professorship in Scholarship from YSU, and a Best of Ohio Writers Prize.

His essays have appeared in College English, Green Mountains Review, The Honest Ulsterman, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry Northwest, Provincetown Arts, The Radical Teacher, Thought & Action, and other journals.

Poems and Their Making

An anthology of poems and essays delving into the origin and development of poetic thought, line, and structure. Poems and Their Making is a collection of original poems and essays by a diverse cast of inter-connected contemporary American poets,… Continue reading Poems and Their Making