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Matt Donovan

Matt Donovan is the author of A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape, and Vellum, which won the 2006 Bakeless Prize in Poetry and the 2008 Larry Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as the chapbook Ten Burnt Lakes (forthcoming from Tupelo Press). He’s the recipient of a Rome Prize in Literature, a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Lannan Writing Residency Fellowship. His work has been acclaimed in the New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times Book Review. He teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and is currently collaborating on the chamber opera Inheritance about the life of Sarah Winchester.