MATTHEW GAVIN FRANK is the author of “The Morrow Plots” (Black Lawrence Press), “Sagittarius Agitprop” (Black Lawrence Press), “Pot Farm” (The University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books), “Barolo” (The University of Nebraska Press), “Warranty in Zulu” (Barrow Street Press), and the chapbooks “Four Hours to Mpumalanga” (Pudding House Publications), and “Aardvark” (West Town Press). Recent work appears in The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Field, Epoch, AGNI, The Iowa Review, Seneca Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, The Best Food Writing, The Best Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, Gastronomica, and others. He was born and raised in Illinois, and currently teaches Creative Writing in the MFA Program at Northern Michigan University, where he is the Nonfiction Editor of Passages North. This winter, he prepared his first batch of whitefish-thimbleberry ice cream.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
"Matthew Frank's new collection of poems exchanges ideas for music and music for pictures, with completely unexpected freshness and velocity--and this is not the experience of surrealism, but of a current realism that is hastening with the times. And these times are often rude and beyond all correction and all comparison. This book is sort of miraculous. I love it."
"Frank's poems are vigorous, penetrating, and moving. He employs a microscopic and telescopic perspective that allows us to examine an external and internal landscape with photographic and linguistic precision. "The Morrow Plots," is an important poetic work that dramatically evidences how estranged we can be from our own attentiveness."
--Michael David Madonick