Philip Metres has given hundreds of readings in the past fifteen years throughout the United States, solo and on tour with Russian poets, including at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Place, Amherst College, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Princeton University, University of Southern California, and Wesleyan University.
- Ashberries: Letters, from To See the Earth
- Primer for Non-Native Speakers, from To See the Earth
- Post-Soviet Sestina (October 1996), , from To See the Earth
- From Sokolniki, from To See the Earth
- Hiroshima: A Panorama (August 1945), , from To See the Earth
- History Lesson, Part 3, from Shrapnel Maps
- Plate 5, from Instants
- For the Fifty Who Formed PEACE With Their Bodies
- Here I Am, by Lev Rubinstein, translated by Philip Metres and Tatiana Tulchinsky
- Unnamed Events by Lev Rubinstein, translated by Philip Metres and Tatiana Tulchinsky
“Compline” (from Sand Opera), 2012
In 2014, I am pleased to have been awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Fellowship program is supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
“Poetry in the Everyday” projects by some of my students. In these projects, students bring poems off the page and into the world–as broadsides, as dance, as video mashups, as songs.
Listen to the “Poems of Peace and War” event from the Chicago Humanities Festival (2006).