In June Philip Brady (Zaire 1980–82) will publish his verse memoir, To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet, with Broadstone Books. The publishing sheet describes the book thus:
Poised between myth and time, this unique verse memoir blends Homer’s discovery of the alphabet with a man’s recovery from near death and a boy’s struggle to see the adult world through the prism of an ancient epic.
Brady is the author of three collections of poetry — Fathom, (Word Press, 2007); Weal (winner of the 1999 Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press); and Forged Correspondences, (New Myths, 1996) chosen for Ploughshares’ “Editors’ Shelf” by Maxine Kumin.
His essay collection is By Heart: Reflections of a Rust-Belt Bard (University of Tennessee Press, 2008). A memoir, To Prove My Blood: A Tale of Emigrations & The Afterlife, was published by Ashland Poetry Press in 2003. He co‑edited, with James F.Carens, Critical Essays on James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, (Twayne,1998). His poetry and essays have appeared in over fifty journals in the United States and Ireland.
Brady’s work has been awarded the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, a Gold Medal from ForeWord, an Ohioana Poetry Award, five Individual Artist Fellowships and a Governor’s Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Thayer Fellowship. He is executive director of Etruscan Press and professor of English at Youngstown State University. He also teaches in the low-residency program at Wilkes University.
And to top all that off, he plays in the New-Celtic band, Brady’s Leap.
To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet
by Philip Brady (Zaire 1980–82)
(A verse memoir)
$24.94 (hardcover); $18.50 (paperback)
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