Michael Marberry
Writer / Teacher


Writer / Teacher

A native Tennessean, Michael Marberry earned his PhD in English - Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, where he specialized in Poetry & Film, Comics & Comics Theory, and Horror Literature. In addition to his PhD work, Michael has earned an MFA from The Ohio State University, an MA from the University of Alabama, and a BA from Lipscomb University. He is the 2017-2019 Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University.

  • Writing

    Poetry published in The New Republic, West Branch, Sycamore Review, and elsewhere. Pushcart Prize recipient and two-time National Poetry Series finalist.

  • Teaching

    Instructor for 20+ college courses, including creative writing, comics, film, business and technical writing, American and British literature, and freshman composition.

  • Editing

    Currently reading for Nightjar Review. Former staff-member for publications like Black Warrior Review, Third Coast, and The Journal.

  • Coordinating

    Former Coordinator of the Poets-in-Print Reading Series, Curriculum Development at WMU Writing Center, and Assistant Coordinator of WMU Creative Writing.