writing

Photo: Emma Fricke Nelson

Book 

We the Dead: Preserving Data at the End of the World (forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press, 2022)

Press Coverage:

"New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Nov. 26," NPR, November 26, 2021

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/23/1058288005/new-music-friday-the-top-5-albums-out-on-nov-26

"Spring Forward," Inside Higher Ed, November 12, 2021.

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2021/11/12/preview-spring-2022-university-press-offerings

"Premiere: New Music from Spectacular Diagnostics with 5 Spectacular Influences," Bonafide Magazine, November 1, 2021

https://www.bonafidemag.com/premiere-new-music-from-spectacular-diagnostics-and-5-spectacular-influences/

​"Murphy Receives NEH Summer Stipend"

https://www.bennington.edu/news-and-features/murphy-receives-neh-summer-stipend

"Ideas Take Center Stage at ArtsRiot this Fall," Seven Days, November 17, 2016

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/LiveCulture/archives/2016/11/17/ideas-take-center-stage-at-artsriot-this-fall

 

Selected Publications:

“The Bettmann Morgue: Cold Storage, Digitization, and Archives of Racial Violence," in Conservation and the Making of Art History, edited by Caroline Fowler, (forthcoming, Clark Studies in the Visual Arts/Yale University Press, 2022)

"Now Playing" (short story), liner notes for Spectacular Diagnostics, Ancient Methods (Amsterdam: Rucksack Records, 2021)

https://spectacular-diagnostics.bandcamp.com/album/ancient-methods

 

"The Future of Boys," Fairy Tale Review, 2020 (nominated for Best New Poets 2020)

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13110/fairtalerevi.16.1.0070?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

"Downtime" and "Dead, for the Second Time," JuxtaProse, Spring 2019

http://www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/two-poems-by-brian-michael-murphy/

Finalist, Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, Plaster of Paris, 2019

"Of Weapons," Mississippi Review, Winter 2019 (nominated for Best New Poets 2019)

KR Conversations Interview, Kenyon Review Online, October 2018

https://www.kenyonreview.org/conversation/brian-michael-murphy/

 

"The Memory of Teeth," Kenyon Review, Sept/Oct 2018

https://www.kenyonreview.org/journal/septoct-2018/selections/brian-michael-murphy/

 

"Plaster of Paris," Narrative, June 2018, *Poem of the Week

http://www.narrativemagazine.com/issues/poems-week-2017-2018/poem-week/plaster-paris-brian-michael-murphy

“Love, A Hungry Gun,” Waxwing, October 2017

http://waxwingmag.org/items/issue13/16_Murphy-Love-a-Hungry-Gun.php

 

“Charlottesville Fabulous,” Kenyon Review Blog, August 23, 2017

https://www.kenyonreview.org/2017/08/charlottesville-fabulous/

 

“Touchscreen Headstone: Speculations on the Digital Afterlife,” Kenyon Review Blog, June 5, 2017

https://www.kenyonreview.org/2017/06/touchscreen-headstone-speculations-on-the-digital-afterlife/

 

“Retirement for Ghosts,” Kweli Journal, October 2016

http://www.kwelijournal.org/poetry-1/2016/11/14/retirement-for-ghosts-by-brian-michael-murphy

 

“L’immagine digitale nel bunker,” Italian translation of “Bomb-proofing the Digital Image: An Archaeology of Media Preservation Infrastructure,” Ácoma: Rivista internationazionale di Studi Nordamericani, Issue on Archivi: storie, teorie, pratiche. Translated by Erminio Corti. Spring/Summer 2016

http://acoma.it/content/archivi-storie-teorie-pratiche

                                   

“Bipolaria,” Queen Mob’s Tea House. Special Issue: New Planets :: New Worlds, edited by Rosebud Ben-Oni. May 2016

http://queenmobs.com/2016/05/brian-michael-murphy/

 

“Bomb-proofing the Digital Image: An Archaeology of Media Preservation Infrastructure,” invited article for peer-reviewed journal Media-N, special issue on “Art & Networks: Revealing, Critiquing and Composing Global Infrastructures--Part I: Hardware,” Edited by Meredith Hoy and Kris Paulsen, Spring 2014

http://median.newmediacaucus.org/art-infrastructures-hardware/bomb-proofing-the-digital-image-an-archaeology-of-media-preservation-infrastructure/

 

“Plexiform Neurofibromas,” CHEST: Official Publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, Vol 144, No. 2, August 2013

http://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(13)60553-X/abstract

                       

“Why The Klan Branded a White Pastor,” Kenyon Review Blog, March 8, 2016

https://www.kenyonreview.org/2016/03/62886/

 

“Kanye West’s New Slave Daguerreotypes,” Kenyon Review Blog, January 31, 2016

https://www.kenyonreview.org/2016/01/apologia-for-kanye-new-slave-daguerreotypes/

 

Before becoming a professor, Murphy co-produced and released to two hip hop albums, Black Fire and Manifest Destiny. He shared the stage and collaborated with a number of amazing musicians, including Johnny Kengla, Seth Earnest, Manny Quintero, Mark Stepro, Blueprint, Zero Star, and Grammy-winning duo XAXO, not to mention his favorite DJ in the entire galaxy, DJ Pos2! Click the images below to listen.