Michael Marberry
Writer / Teacher

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Author Bio

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 published in journals like The New Republic, West Branch, Sycamore Review, Waxwing, and elsewhere and in 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 freshman composition. Committed to student success.

  • Currently reading for Nightjar Review. Former staff-member at publications like Black Warrior Review, The Journal, and Third Coast. Experience reading for several book contests and journal / 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.


Journals & Anthologies

Selected Publications

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Thoughts on Film