Philip Fried


New York, NY 10027-6830

Author's Bio

Philip Fried is a New York-based poet and little-magazine editor. He has published seven books of poetry, the most recent being Interrogating Water and Other Poems (Salmon, 2013) and Squaring the Circle (Salmon, 2017). Among the Gliesians, his eighth book, will be published by Salmon in the spring of 2020. His international poetry journal, The Manhattan Review, has been called “excellent” and “lively” by critics. Fried also collaborated with his wife, the fine-art photographer Lynn Saville, to produce Acquainted with the Night, a book combining her night photography with poetry from around the world.

Publications & Prizes

In the Black, In the Red, edited by Gloria Vando (Helicon Nine Editions, 2012)
Token Entry: Poems of the New York City Subway, edited by Gerard LaFemina (Smalls Press, 2012)
Dogs Singing, edited by Jessie Lendennie (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2011)
In the Criminal's Cabinet, edited by Todd Swift (Nth Position, 2004)
Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets, edited by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians (Melville House, 2002)
2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology, edited by Keith Daniels (Anamnesis Press, 2001)
And What Rough Beast: Poems of the End of the Century, edited by Robert McGovern and Stephen Haven (Ashland Poetry Press, 1999)
Acquainted with the Night (Rizzoli, 1997)
Squaring the Circle (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016)
Interrogating Water and Other Poems (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2014)
Early/Late: New and Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2011)
Cohort (Salmon Poetry, 2009)
Big Men Speaking to Little Men (Salmon Poetry, 2006)
Quantum Genesis (Zohar Press, 1997)
Mutual Trespasses (Ion Books, 1988)
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Paris Review
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Poetry London
Poetry Review
Tin House
Prizes won: 

Poets Among Us Reader, Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 1998, Robert Fraser Distinguished Visiting Poet, Bucks County, PA, Community College, 2003, Poem of the Week, The Guardian, 1/5/15-1/12/15: "Ballad," from Interrogating Water, chosen by Carol Rumens, Poem of the Week, The Guardian, 11/20/17-11/27/17: "Yoga for Leaders and Others," from Squaring the Circle, chosen by Carol Rumens

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Atlanta, GA
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Last update: May 21, 2019