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Phil Hurst


MFA - New Mexico State University  

JD - Northern Illinois University College of Law 

BA - Illinois Wesleyan University 





Phillip Hurst’s books include Whiskey Boys: And Other Meditations from the Abyss at the End of Youth, winner of the 2021 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize, as well as The Land of Ale and Gloom: Discovering the Pacific Northwest, and Regent's of Paris. His work has appeared widely in literary journals such as The Missouri Review, The Gettysburg Review, Cimarron Review, Midwestern Gothic, River Teeth, Reed Magazine, Post Road Magazine, Water~Stone Review, and The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. His essay "One Square Inch of Silence" was excerpted on Lit Hub, and another piece, "Aqua Vitae", was listed as notable in The Best American Essays series.