Readings (Video and Audio)


Philip Metres has given hundreds of readings in the past twenty years all over the world: in bars in Cork and Beirut, in a library in Moscow, in a coffee house in Sandusky and at the Seamus Heaney Home Place in Bellaghy, in private academies and public high schools, in a Belfast bookstore and in a Buffalo grain silo, at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Place, and in colleges and universities–Amherst College, Dartmouth College, Denison University, Georgetown University, Kenyon College, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Princeton University, University of Southern California, and Wesleyan University.

To book Philip for readings, contact Leslie Shipman at

A reading of abu ghraib arias (produced by Mike MacDonald, co-readers Danny Caine, Mike MacDonald, Jackie Orchard, and Paige Webb, 2013)

“Compline” (from Sand Opera), 2012

Contact Philip Metres

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