About Brian Michael Murphy

Brian Michael Murphy is a poet, Ph.D. Candidate and Presidential Fellow at Ohio State. Follow him @raisedbymovies

The Wonderful Worlds of Borges

I recently came across an edited set of interviews with one of the true masters, Jorges Luis Borges. The book is Borges at Eighty: Conversations. I first encountered the Argentinian on the built-in bookshelves of one of my English professors.…

Sugimoto’s Darkness

You’re unlikely to find a more beautiful book than Hiroshi Sugimoto, designed by Takaaki Matsumodo. The book is cloth-bound in shadow-blue, with a slight sheen, only a shallow stamp of the artist’s name on the front cover and spine. It…

Ozymandias in Outer Space

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1818 poem, “Ozymandias,” has had a pretty good run so far. Beyond the fact that it remains a staple of introductory college courses in literature, it has found its way into a number of pop culture products…

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