Marcus LiBrizzi

Professor of English

Professor of English

  • B.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • M.A., University of Maine
  • Ph.D., McGill University
Areas of Expertise

Creative writing: literary horror, dark fantasy, historical fiction. Folklore and popular culture. Scholarly editing. Composition. Critical theory.

Some Recent Books:
  • Haunted Islands in the Gulf of Maine. Camden: Down East Books, 2017.
  • Ghosts of Acadia: True Encounters of Supernatural Terror. Camden: Down East Books, 2011.
  • The Nelly Butler Hauntings: A Documentary History. Machias: Library of Early Maine Literature, 2010.
  • Lost Atusville, a Black Settlement from the American Revolution. Orono, ME: Northeast Folklore, 2009.
  • Dark Woods and Chill Waters: Ghost Tales from Down East Maine. Camden, ME: Down East Books, 2007.

Marcus LiBrizzi is the author of five books, including Lost Atusville: a Black Settlement from the American Revolution, which ranked among the top three books on race by The New Republic and was mentioned in the online editorial page of The New York Times.  His book Dark Woods, Chill Waters inspired an ABC TV Extreme Make-Over—Home Edition episode in Millbridge, Maine, as well as a Weather Channel American Supernatural episode on Black’s Woods in Franklin, Maine. Additional publications include short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. He teaches literature, creative writing, professional editing, and critical theory. As Managing Editor of the Library of Early Maine Literature, an imprint of the University of Maine at Machias Press, he collaborates to produce critical editions of rare and important books about Maine.  Environment has always been an inspiration, and for him Downeast Maine stands out as a culturally rich setting, a “Transylvania by the sea.”