Brian Michael Murphy

Writer & Media Studies Prof

Bennington College

Photo: Emma Fricke Nelson


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Brian Michael Murphy is Director of the MFA in Public Action and a Faculty Member in Media Studies at Bennington College, and Director of the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. His book, We the Dead: Preserving Data at the End of the World, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2021. He has published essays and poems in NarrativeWaxwingKenyon Review, Mississippi ReviewMedia-N, Fairy Tale ReviewKweli, and in Italian translation in Ácoma. His work has been supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant, and awards from the Tinker Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. He holds a PhD in Comparative Studies from The Ohio State University, where he was a Presidential Fellow. In spring 2020, he helped relaunch the literary and art magazine The Northwest Review, where he is the Managing and Nonfiction Editor.


Photo: Emma Fricke Nelson


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