Upstart Crow

BRIAN BROOME’s debut memoir, Punch Me Up to the Gods, was a NYT Editor’s Pick and a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus prize. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Poets and Writers, Medium, and more. Brian was a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow and an instructor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a finalist in The Moth storytelling competition and won the grand prize in Carnegie Mellon University's Martin Luther King Writing Awards. He also won a VANN Award from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation for journalism in 2019.

His film, Garbage, won the Audience Choice Award at the Cortada Short Film Festival and was a semi-finalist in the Portland Short Fest.

He is a 2022 Writer in Residence at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.