Cultural Writing. Memoir. Modern Irish-American history is charted through the lives of four emigrant sisters and their families "in prose richer than most poetry" -John Vernon. This is a tale of wit, grief, and passage that unfolds like a series of mysteries rippling from "the long swim back through time." In this work, Philip Brady blends poetry and memory to describe the goddesses and warriors, coal miners and detectives, quarks and neutrinos that emerge out of the journey's wake, ultimately fulfilling the desire to prove his blood.
Philip Brady is executive director and co-founder of Etruscan Press, and a Distinguished Professor at Youngstown State University. He has taught at University College Cork in Ireland, as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the National University of Zaire, in the Semester at Sea Program, and in the Wilkes University Low-Residency MFA Program. His work includes THE ELSEWHERE (Broadstone Books, 2021), TO BANQUET WITH THE ETHIOPIANS (Broadstone Books, 2015), TO PROVE MY BLOOD (Ashland Poetry Press, 2003), and WEAL (Ashland Poetry Press, 2000).Author City: YOUNGSTOWN, OH USA