Film & Television
A native Tennessean and first-generation college student, Michael Marberry earned his PhD in English - Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, where he studied 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. His research interests include poetry, film, comics, video games, sports, horror, and food/beer. He has two poetry manuscripts currently under construction and revision.
Michael is the 2017-2019 Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University.
Poetry appearing in journals like The Believer, The New Republic, Diagram, West Branch, Waxwing, and elsewhere and anthologies like The Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best of the Net. Two-time National Poetry Series finalist.
Experienced instructor of 20+ college courses, including creative writing, comics, film, business and tech writing, American and British literature, and composition and argumentation. Committed to student success.
Former staff-member at publications like Black Warrior Review, The Journal, Third Coast, and Nightjar Review. Experience reading for book, journal, and anthology contests.
Former Coordinator for the Poets-in-Print Reading Series, Assistant Coordinator of WMU Creative Writing, and Curriculum Development Coordinator for the WMU Writing Center.
The Believer: “Duck Hunt”
DIAGRAM: “Battletoads” & “Fatherhood”
Berfrois: “The Grazing Tract”
Matter: “Thoughts & Prayers”
Guernica: “Junk” & “Shadow of the Colossus”
Click here to find a full and updated list of my creative writing publications.
The Year of Batman: #60 – #41
See the previous two installments (The Year of Batman: Part 1 & The Year of Batman: Part 2) for the first 40 books on the list of Batman titles that I read during 2020. Today, we’re looking at the next 20 spots, which includes a number of books worth reading for fans of the iconic Read more about The Year of Batman: #60 – #41[…]
The Year of Batman: #80 – #61
The previous installment (The Year of Batman: Part 1) featured a few “important-but-not great” books and was, for the most part, full of Batman narratives that the casual comics fan could probably skip. In this installment, we’re looking at twenty more Batman titles to see which, if any, are worthy of reading. From Worst to Read more about The Year of Batman: #80 – #61[…]
The Year of Batman: #100 – #81
In 2020, I set a goal for myself: to read 100 Batman graphic-novels in a year. That’s not actually true. Originally, I aimed to read about 10. 10 became 25. 25 became 50. Before I knew it, I was reading 100 Batman graphic-novels in a year. The next few blog posts will give you my Read more about The Year of Batman: #100 – #81[…]
Movie Marathon: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Movie Marathon: Star Trek vs. Star Wars After a long hiatus of doing these film retrospectives, I wanted to try again this Summer with another blockbuster theme. [Last summer, I watched all of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films, which you can read about in an earlier retrospective post.] This time, I was in the mood for science-fiction, Read more about Movie Marathon: Star Trek vs. Star Wars[…]
Movie Marathon: Arnold Schwarzenegger Films
Movie Marathon: Arnold Schwarzenegger Films Nothing quite says summertime to me like the “action blockbuster.” And, as a child of the late 1980s / early 1990s, there are very few actors who I more associate with big blockbuster type movies than Arnold Schwarzenegger. So…in keeping with the season and in honor of his long and Read more about Movie Marathon: Arnold Schwarzenegger Films[…]
Movie Marathon: Marvel Cinematic Universe (Phases 1-3)
Movie Marathon: Marvel Cinematic Universe (Phases 1-3) With the release of Spider-Man: Far from Home in July 2019, the first three “phases” of Marvel’s incredibly popular (and incredibly lucrative) franchise of interconnected films are coming to a close. Whether you like the Marvel movies or not, there’s no doubt that the project is ambitious in Read more about Movie Marathon: Marvel Cinematic Universe (Phases 1-3)[…]
TV Marathon: Deadwood (Season 1)
TV Marathon: Deadwood (Season 1) After years of rumors and speculation, HBO has released the long-awaited Deadwood film (at the end of May 2019). In honor of this film’s release, it seemed like a good time to go back, binge, and review what many people (myself included) think is one of the very best TV Read more about TV Marathon: Deadwood (Season 1)[…]
Director Retrospectives: The Wachowskis
Director Retrospective: The Wachowskis Special Edition: Women Directors For the past few months — with the exception of October (during my horror-film marathon) — I’ve been trying to focus my Director Retrospective project on the work of women directors. And with the end-of-semester frenzy and all its accompanying physical / mental / emotional exhaustion, I Read more about Director Retrospectives: The Wachowskis[…]
Movie Marathon: Horror Films (Pre-1970s)
Movie Marathon: Horror Films (Pre-1970s) In honor of Halloween 2018, I decided to watch a bunch of old, pre-1970s horror films. I’ve always been a big fan of horror films, although I’ve shamefully ignored too many of the “classics” in favor of newer examples of the genre. Thus, I wanted to take the opportunity to Read more about Movie Marathon: Horror Films (Pre-1970s)[…]
Director Retrospective: Julie Taymor
Director Retrospective: Julie Taymor Special Edition: Women Directors As stated in my most recent retrospective installments, I’m spending the next several weeks looking specifically at the works of women filmmakers — particularly those directors with fewer than 10 films (as that’s normally the minimum threshold for my typical director retrospectives). So far, we’ve explored the filmographies Read more about Director Retrospective: Julie Taymor[…]