Matt Donovan is the author of a collection of essays, A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape: Meditations on Ruin and Redemption (Trinity University Press, 2016), the poetry chapbook Ten Burnt Lakes (forthcoming from Tupelo Press, 2017), and the poetry collection Vellum (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which won the 2008 Levis Reading Prize. His work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Rome Prize in Literature (2011–12), a Whiting Award in Poetry (2010), a Pushcart Prize (2008), and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2005). He teaches at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
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