Philip Brady is the author of two books of poetry, Forged Correspondences and Weal, winner of the 1999 Snyder Award from Ashland Poetry Press. His memoir, To Prove My Blood: A Tale of Emigrations & the Afterlife is forthcoming from Ashland in 2003. His poetry has won a Thayer Fellowship from New York State, four Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowships, and residencies in the US, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and the Czech Republic. His work has appeared in College English, Poetry Northwest, the Journal of Irish Literature, the Laurel Review, and many other journals. He has taught at the University of Lubumbashi in Zaire and University College Cork in Ireland. Co-director of Etruscan Press and Poetry Editor of Artful Dodge, he teaches creative writing and directs the Poetry Center at Youngstown State University.