Staff & Associates
Some of the Etruscan Press team work at our headquarters at Wilkes University; many others work in Youngstown, Ohio, or from locations as far off as Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Dr. Philip Brady, Executive Director
His most recent book is To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet (Broadstone Books). By Heart: Reflections of a Rust Belt Bard (University of Tennessee Press, won a ForeWord Magazine Gold Medal, and Fathom, a collection of poems appeared from WordTech Press.
His memoir, To Prove My Blood: A Tale of Emigrations & the Afterlife appeared from Ashland Poetry Press in 2003, and Weal (Ashland Poetry Press, 2000) was the 1999 winner of the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. Maxin Kumin chose his first book, Forged Correspondences (New Myths, 1996), for Ploughshares Editors’ Shelf. Brady also co-edited, with James F. Carens, Critical Essays on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Twayne Publishers, 1998).
Brady earned his BA from Bucknell University, MAs from the University of Delaware and San Francisco State University, and a PhD from Binghamton University. He has won an Ohioana Poetry Award, five Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Awards, Thayer and Newhouse Fellowships from New York State, and residencies at Yaddo, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, and the Soros Centre for the Arts in the Czech Republic. Brady has taught at the National University of Zaire, University College Cork, and on Semester at Sea.
Currently, he is a professor of English at Youngstown State University, where he directs the YSU Poetry Center and plays in the New-Celtic band, Brady’s Leap. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty of Wilkes University.
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Dr. Robert Mooney, Executive Editor
Robert Mooney’s most recent publication is a novel, Father of the Man (Pantheon, 2002). He has published numerous short stories, including “Halloween” in the Paterson Literary Review, which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Mooney earned a BA from Boston College and a MA and PhD from Binghamton University. He has served as editor of New Myths Press and the acclaimed literary journal New Myths/MSS, which was founded by John Gardner.
Mooney is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College, where he directs the O’Neill Literary House. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty at Wilkes University.
Stephen M. Oristaglio, Financial Advisor
Stephen M. Oristaglio is the founding supporter of Etruscan Press. He is currently the Co-Chief Investment Officer of SCS Financial in Boston, an investment and private wealth management firm. He has been Head of Investments at Putnam Investments, Global Head of Fixed Income at Swiss Bank Corporation, and a senior bond trader at Salomon Brothers International. Oristaglio was captain of the 1977 Bucknell Basketball team. These days, as Steve Travia, he plays live concerts with the Berklee Full Circle Band in the Boston area.
Bill Schneider, Managing Editor
Bill Schneider is the Managing Editor of Etruscan Press. His previous experience includes a three-decade long career in the music industry accompanied by extensive travel throughout four continents.
Prior to joining Etruscan Press, Bill resided at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he wrote near the same sand dunes that inspired Harry Kemp, Eugene O’Neill, Norman Mailer and Tennessee Williams.
In January 2014, Bill’s short story “Yesterday Once More” was published in Middle Gray Magazine. He has also been published in the “No Regrets” issue of Silly Tree Anthologies.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism Magna Cum Laude from Suffolk University. He also received his M.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.
Robert Lunday, Assistant Editor