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Brian Katz

Asst Professor



Brian Philip Katz earned his MFA in Poetry at Columbia University and conducted a year of postgraduate research in Creative Writing at Newcastle University, UK. Brian’s poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in many publications including Hayden’s Ferry Review, Union Station, Identity Theory, Red River Review, and the NY Press. He is the writer of the graphic novels, Neutron Girl and Neutron Woman; and he is the writer/director of the feature film Roman Buildings (2014). 


Creative Writing: Poetry (ENG 57)

Creative Writing: Fiction (ENG 56)

Literature and Film (ENG 65)

Short Fiction (ENG 40)

Introduction to Literature (ENG 30)

Freshman English II (ENG 24)

Freshman English I (ENG 12) 

Faculty Advisor

Antheon, Literary Arts Journal

Comic Book Club

Kings Loop, Hip Hop Club


Postgraduate (nondegree), University of Newcastle, UK, 2006

M.F.A., Poetry, Columbia University, 1996

B.A., Literature and Visual Arts, Bennington College, 1992 

College Teaching

  • Lecturer, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY. December 2010 – June 2011

  • Instructor, Introductory and advanced levels of Writing and Composition
    Faculty Advisor, Graphic Novel and Comic Book Club

  • Visiting Professor, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. September 2006 – February 2007

  • Lectured and conducted seminars in American Modernism
    Visiting Lecturer, Sunderland University, Sunderland, UK. September 2006 – February 2007

  • Lectured and conducted workshops in Narrative Fiction 

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources 

Short Story:

“If Buttons Had Their Own Wills, Agnes Probably Wouldn’t Be So Obsessed with Them,” Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, March 2012

“The Low Gate,” Rune, MIT’s Literary and Art Journal, spring 2011

“Introduction to Greek,” Union Station, spring 2011

“Face Paint,” Rune, MIT’s Literary and Art Journal, spring 2010

“The Bird Flew,” Rune, MIT’s Literary and Art Journal, spring 2010

“Hesse in Progress,” Rune, MIT’s Literary and Art Journal, spring 2009

“Under Water Eyes,” Identity Theory, autumn 2008

“Praxis Makes Perfect,” Rune, MIT’s Literary and Art Journal, spring 2008 


“Walloomsac,” Red River Review, spring 2014

“Message to the Person in Charge,” Switched-on Gutenberg,” summer 2010

“Academic Pool,” Innisfree Poetry Journal, spring 2007

“Commentary on Someone Else, Revised,” Retort Magazine, spring 2007 


“On the Corner of 7-Eleven and new York City,” NY Press, November 2013 

Graphic Novel:

Neutron Girl, Little Wing and Neutron Girl Productions, New York, NY, 2010 to present 


Roman Buildings, experimental feature, 2014

“Words, Words, Words,” experimental short, 2015

“Terminus,” experimental short, 2015

“Dolls,” experimental short 2015

“to the filmmaker’s film,” experimental short, 2015

“Through the Wires,” narrative series of shorts, 2015-16

Deities and Demons of the Far East: A Book on Eastern Mythology, Michael Friedman Publishing Group, New York, NY, 1995. Translated into French, German, and Spanish
Mythology, Tales of Ancient Civilizations, with Timothy R. Roberts and Morgan J. Roberts. Metrobooks, New York, NY, 1997 

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

PSC-CUNY 45, Roman Buildings, 2014

PSC-CUNY 46, Neutron Woman, 2015