Born: August 15, 1955
Ohio connection: Resident
Poet and writer Phillip Brady was born August 15, 1955 and raised in New York City. Brady received a B.A. from Bucknell University, M.A.’s from the University of Delaware and San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. in English from SUNY Binghamton. He has been an Ohio resident since 1999. Brady has taught at University College Cork in Ireland, as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the National University of Zaire, in the Semester at Sea Program, and in the Wilkes University Low-Residency MFA Program. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Youngstown State University (YSU). He is Founder and Director of the YSU Poetry Center (1994 – present) and acts as YSU coordinator for the Northeast Ohio MFA Consortial Program. He is also Executive Director of Etruscan Press, a national literary publishing house which he co-founded in 2001 with a mission to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, achieve a distinctive voice, and reshape our literary and cultural landscapes. Etruscan publishes books in five genres, and has produced two National Book Award Finalists, earned four NEA grants, and had work reprinted in Best American Poetry, 2007. His poetry and essays have appeared in over fifty journals in the United States and Ireland including: American Literary Review, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, Abraxas, The International Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, The New Virginia Review, The Centennial Review, The Chattahoochee Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Jeopardy, Interim, West Branch, Footwork, Onionhead, The Oregon Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Mahoning Valley Poetry Anthology, The Birmingham Poetry Review, The Graham House Review, The Hiram Poetry Review, Pacific International, The Eleventh Muse, Provincetown Arts, New Myths/MSS, Bluff City Review, The Belfast Gown Literary Supplement, The Endless Mountains Review, Poet Lore, The Berkeley Poetry Review, Five Fingers Review, The Berkeley Poets Co.op, Alembic, Transfer, Cyphers, and The Journal of Irish Literature.
Poetry Prize, Listowel Writers Week, Ireland (1983). Newhouse Award for Poetry, Binghamton University (1987). Academy of American Poets Prize, Binghamton University (1989). Thayer Fellowship from New York State (1990). Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Poetry (1993). Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize (1999). Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Poetry and also Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Criticism (1999). Best of Ohio Writers Contest, First Prize, Fiction; First Prize, Poetry; Second Prize, Writers on Writing ; Honorable Mention, Creative-Non Fiction (2000). Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Criticism(2001 and 2006). Ohioana Poetry Award (2008).