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PMetresPhilip Metres, Ph.D., John Carroll University professor of English, has received a 2014 Arab American Book Award for “A Concordance of Leaves” (Diode Press, 2013). In this book-length poem, Metres recalls his 2003 visit to the village of Toura in the Palestinian West Bank on the occasion of his sister’s wedding to a resident of the village. Metres teaches literature and creative writing in the Department of English. He has written a number of books, including the forthcoming “Sand Opera” (Alice James Books, 2015), winner of the 2013 Beatrice Hawley Award; the chapbook “abu ghraib arias” (Flying Guillotine, 2011), winner of the 2012 Arab American Book Award; and “To See the Earth” (Cleveland State, 2008). His work has appeared in Best American Poetry and many other journals and anthologies. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Watson Fellowship, four Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Anne Halley Prize, the Cleveland Arts Prize, and a Creative Workforce Fellowship.