brendan graham dempsey is a vermont writer whose creative and nonfiction works focus on the meaning crisis and the developing role of spirituality in modernity.


brendan studied religion and classics at the university of vermont, originally focusing on biblical history. after graduating, he completed a monograph on comparative mythology and the gospel of mark while living in jerusalem.

suddenly abandoning biblical scholarship in 2011, he spent the next four years in a burlington-based artist collective called aesthesia, where he wrote his first work, an epic poem called GOD.


returning to school in 2015, he got his MA in religion and the arts at yale university. He holds a certificate from the yale institute of sacred music.

brendan lives in wolcott, vermont, trying to write the icon, an imaginative canon.

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