Thursday, September 16, 2010

Poems for Peace by Philip Metres

The Poetry Foundation has just published an article about "How to build a collection that moves beyond anti-war poetry" by Cleveland area author, educator and peace activist Philip Metres. Check it out here:

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About Philip Metres:

Professor of English at John Carroll University, Dr. Metres was recently awarded the 2010 Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist. His books include To See the Earth (2008), Come Together: Imagine Peace (anthology of peace poems, 2008), Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941 (2007), Instants (2006), Primer for Non-Native Speakers (2004), Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Selected Poems of Lev Rubinstein (2004), and A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky (2003). His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Inclined to Speak: Contemporary Arab American Poetry. Find him online at and


Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Those interested in peace poetry might pay attention to Consequence magazine, and the poets among us might want to take a look at the 2010 Consequence Prize in Poetry (which is that rare thing in the world of poetry, a contest with no submission fee.)

John B. Burroughs said...

Thank you, Geoff. I'd never heard of Consequence before.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau