Matt Donovan

Performing Arts, 2016

Matt Donovan is the author of two collections of poetry Ten Burnt Lakes (forthcoming, Tupelo Press, 2017) and Vellum (Mariner, 2007), as well as the collection of lyric essays A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape: Meditations on Ruin and Redemption (Trinity University Press, 2016). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including AGNI, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Seneca Review, Threepenny Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. Donovan is the recipient of a Rome Prize in Literature, a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Larry Levis Reading Prize, a Breadloaf Fellowship in poetry, and a Lannan Writing Residency Fellowship. Donovan received his MA from Lancaster University and his MFA from New York University. He teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.