Philip Metres

Philip Metres has written a number of books and chapbooks, most recently Sand Opera (2015), A Concordance of Leaves (Diode 2013), abu ghraib arias (Flying Guillotine 2011), To See the Earth (Cleveland State 2008), and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941(University of Iowa 2007). His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, and Inclined to Speak: Contemporary Arab American Poetry. He is a winner of the Beatrice Hawley Prize, the Anne Halley Prize, two Arab American Book Awards, and the Cleveland Arts Prize.

  • Curriculum Vitae | Ode to Silo City

    I’ll keep the ululating
  • Club X

    Between the gaping double-doors of Club-X and two leather thugs,