About Brian Michael Murphy

Brian Michael Murphy is an Assistant Professor in the Core Division at Champlain College, and an Instructor in the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. He has published poems in SLAB, Birmingham Poetry Review, and CHEST, among other places. He holds a PhD in Comparative Studies from The Ohio State University, where he was a Presidential Fellow. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs. Follow him @raisedbymovies  

Summer in Vermont

Saw a red and white hot air balloon floating over Winooski on my run by the river this morning. Crossed the footbridge and greeted a woman with one of those wands throwing a ball to her dog in a clearing…

What Life Is All About

Just finished Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Here are four things the sordid, elegant, contemplative, coke-infused pages of this wonderful book made me want to do: 1. Live in New York City For Bourdain, it is…

The Data Mine of Rap

The Raplyzer is a computer program that automatically analyzes rhymes from rap lyrics and ranks rappers according to their Rhyme Factor. Created by Eric Malmi, a doctoral student in Computer Science (specifically, the Data Mining Group) at Aalto University in…

Palimpsest, Ohio

Out in Lockbourne, there is a house anchored in my memory. It was an old white farmhouse, set back from the road. Behind it sat an unused garage, a chicken coop converted into a storage shed with shelves for antique…

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