@brenmccracken |

I am a student  and writer from K'jipuktuk (Halifax, NS) currently living in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC).
I am a PhD student at Concordia University, where I study 20th and 21st century literature, critical theory, Anthropocene studies, and critical posthumanism. 

At Concordia, I also teach essay composition and am an active member of working groups on decolonial ecological thought, representing the Anthropocene, and the Romantic fragment.

I have written extensively on literature and culture. My writing has appeared in Maisonneuve, Musicworks, This Magazine, Visual Arts News, and The Coast, Halifax’s alt-weekly, where I was a contributing writer. 

In 2020, I joined the jury of the Polaris Music Prize. 

I like zines, the radio, and the ocean. 

Curriculum Vitae 
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With the Floe | Maisonneuve
Against the Stream | Maisonneuve

Features and profiles (selected)
Debby Friday’s energy potential | Musicworks 
Markus Floats’ motion emotion | Musicworks 
Glenn Copeland’s Musical Rebirth | This Magazine
Cover Story: Zamani | The Coast
Arielle Twist’s becoming | The Coast  
Joseph Shabason’s patient unravelling | Musicworks 
Rae Spoon’s nature of things | The Coast
Dog Day’s not over yet | The Coast
Nap Eyes’ subjective science | The Coast 
Ursula Johnson vs. everyday cultural appropriation | Visual Arts News
Jeremy Dutcher: A beautiful archive of our people | The Coast  
Cover Story: Charlotte Day Wilson | The Coast
Fiver’s audible history | The Coast
Lido Pimienta is lit | The Coast 
OBEY X marks the spot | The Coast
Comedy of sharers | The Coast
Destroyer’s solo creation | The Coast
Old and Weird go their own way | The Coast   

Reviews (selected)
on Eva Crocker’s All I Ask | Maisonneuve
on Jordan Moffatt’s U is for Upside-Down House | Maisonneuve
on Billy-Ray Belcourt’s NDN Coping Mechanisms | Maisonneuve
on OBEY Convention XII | Musicworks