Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Poised between myth and time, Philip Brady's TO BANQUET WITH THE ETHIOPIANS: A MEMOIR OF LIFE BEFORE THE ALPHABET is a sprawling, genre-defying verse epic, an audacious masterpiece of wit and erudition that blends Homer's discovery of the alphabet with a man's return from near death and a boy's struggle to see the adult world through the prism of an ancient epic.
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