Philip Brady is co-founder and Executive Director of Etruscan Press.
Founded in 2001 with a generous grant from the Oristaglio Foundation, Etruscan Press is a non-profit cooperative of poets and writers working to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, achieve a distinctive voice, and reshape the literary and cultural histories of which we are a part.
We publish books of poems, novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies. Three of our poetry collections have been National Book Award finalists; one of our titles was chosen as the Poetry Society of America’s First Book Award, and three poems have been chosen for Best American Poetry. We’ve been reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Poetry Magazine, Provincetown Arts and many other national journals and periodicals. Etruscan was a finalist for the 2015 AWP Small Press Publisher Award.
The Etruscan Press Educational Outreach program brings acclaimed authors to work with under-served students in area high schools, increasing the literacy of the students and offering a general appreciation for the literary arts.
Currently housed in the creative writing program of Wilkes University, and partnering with Youngstown State University, Etruscan is distributed nationally by Consortium Books and Small Press Distribution
Etruscan is grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Arts in the form of Chairman’s Action Grants in 2006 and 2007, and a 2007-2008 NEA International Literature Award. We are also grateful to the Ohio Arts Council the Nathalie and James Andrews Foundation, the Wean Foundation, and many private contributors.