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 from Antioch University.
Ben’s essays have appeared in The Adroit Journal, No Contact Mag, New Critique, Lunch Ticket, and Bridge Eight Press, among others. His series of nonsermons, essays in praise of doubt, ran biweekly on New South Journal‘s site in Spring 2019. These and other essays, reviews, and poetry can be found in the Published Work section.
Ben contributes to The Athenaeum Review, an arts journal at UT Dallas, where he reviews books on music, and wrote for DJBooth, a site dedicated to hip hop. Ben holds a Master’s in theological studies. His scholarly writing on hip hop and religion 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, three of which have been published thus far. He is also at work on a pop culture memoir.