Philip J. Metres, Shrapnel Maps

Philip Metres was born in San Diego and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He earned a BA from Holy Cross College and both an MFA and PhD from Indiana University. Metres is the author of the poetry collections To See the Earth (2008), A Concordance of Leaves (2013), which won the Arab American Book Award, Sand Opera (2015), Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), and Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). He’s also the author of numerous chapbooks, has edited the anthology Come Together: Imagine Peace (2008), and he has translated Russian poets in collections such as A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky (2003), Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Selected Poems of Lev Rubinstein (with Tatiana Tulchinsky, 2004), Compleat Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Poetic Texts of Lev Rubinstein (with Tulchinsky, 2014), and I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (with Tulchinsky, 2015).

Sign up for Printers Row Lit Fest updates