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The Syracuse University Humanities Center, in the College of Arts and Sciences, presents as part of the 2020-21 Syracuse SymposiumTM on Futures, A Dream of a New Past:A Reading by Poet PHILIP METRES

Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon, 2020), The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance(University of Michigan, 2018), Pictures at an Exhibition (University of Akron,2016), Sand Opera (Alice James, 2015), and I Burned at the Feast: SelectedPoems of Arseny Tarkovsky (Cleveland State, 2015). His work—including poetry, translation, essays, fiction, criticism, and scholarship—has garnered a Lannan fellowship, two NEA fellowships, six Ohio Arts Council Grants, the HuntPrize, the Adrienne Rich Award, three Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, the Lyric PoetryPrize, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. Metres has been called “one of the essential poets of our time,” whose work is “beautiful, powerful, magnetically original.” His poems have been translated into Arabic, Farsi, Polish, Russian, and Tamil. He is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University, and lives with his family in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, visit, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram @PhilipMetres.