Philip Metres

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 08/25/2012

Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon, poems 2020), The Sound of Listening (essays, 2018), Sand Opera (poems, 2015), Pictures at an Exhibition (poems, 2016), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (translations 2015), and others. His work has garnered a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, seven Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Hunt Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, three Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, 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 and Core Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.






Twitter Username: @PhilipMetres


  • Sand Opera , Alice James Books (January 7, 2015)
  • To See the Earth , Cleveland State Poetry Center (February 1, 2008)
  • abu ghraib arias , Flying Guillotine Press (February 1, 2011)
  • A Concordance of Leaves , Diode Editions (March 1, 2013)
  • Compleat Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Poems of Lev Rubinstein , Ugly Duckling Presse (December 1, 2014)
  • I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky , Cleveland State Poetry Center (May 1, 2015)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition , University of Akron Press (February 1, 2015)
  • The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance , University of Michigan Press (September 30, 2018)
  • Shrapnel Maps , Copper Canyon Press (April 1, 2020)


  • Beatrice Hawley Award(2013)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship(2013)
  • Arab American Book Award(2011)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship(2001)
  • Creative Workforce Fellowship(2014)
  • George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters(2015)
  • Lannon Fellowship(2016)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship(2020)


  • Professor, Dept of English at John Carroll University (September 2001 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Indiana University (August 2001)
  • Doctoral Degree in English from Indiana University (August 2001)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry