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  

On Flamenco: Ellison, Lorca, and Me

“Cante Flamenco, or cante hondo [sic] (deep song, as the purer, less florid form is called) is a unique blending of Eastern and Western modes and as such it often baffles when it most intrigues the Western ear. In our…

One Book at a Time

I’m not sure what felt better, successfully defending my dissertation, or returning 120 books to the library and being able to see the floor of my office again. My bookcases were never been emptier. Before the days of tumblr and…

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