Ben Lewellyn-Taylor is an educator in Dallas, Texas. He writes on religion, music, literature, and film. He is currently earning his MFA in creative nonfiction at Antioch University.

Ben’s essays and reviews have appeared in The Adroit Journal, Bridge Eight Press, Colorado Review, HASH Journal, Heavy Feather Review, Lunch Ticket, New Critique, Newfound, New South Journal, No Contact Mag, Oyez Review, Porter House Review, Postscript Magazine, andVariety Pack, among others. These and other work can be found in the Published Work section.

Ben also contributes to The Athenaeum Review, an arts journal at UT Dallas, where he reviews books on music. Ben holds a Master’s in theological studies. His scholarly writing was featured in a co-written chapter for the book Kendrick Lamar and the Making of Black Meaning (Routledge, 2019).

Ben is currently at work on a series of Western Expansions, film criticisms linking the Western genre to representations of whiteness, several of which have been published thus far. He is also at work on a  memoir in essays about his religious upbringing in the midst of early 2000s pop culture.