Brian Michael Murphy

Writer & Media Studies Prof

Bennington College

Photo: Emma Nelson


Brian Michael Murphy is a Faculty Member in Media Studies at Bennington College, and Director of the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. His book project, We the Dead: Preserving Data at the End of the World, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. 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 Editor and Nonfiction Editor.

He used to be a rapper.


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