Matthew Zapruder

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Matthew Zapruder is the author of two collections of poetry: American Linden and The Pajamaist, (Copper Canyon, 2006). The Pajamaist was selected by Tony Hoagland as the winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the top ten poetry volumes of 2006. He is also co-translator from Romanian, along with historian Radu Ioanid, of Secret Weapon: Selected Late Poems of Eugen Jebeleanu (Coffee House Press, 2007). His poems, essays and translations have appeared in many publications, including The Boston Review, Fence, Alaska Quarterly Review, Open City, Bomb, Harvard Review, Paris Review, The New Yorker and The New Republic. His work has appeared in many anthologies, including Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, and Best American Poetry 2009. He was a Lannan Literary Fellow in Marfa Texas in Fall 2007, and a recipient of a May Sarton prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. He teaches poetry as a member of the permanent faculty of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and works as an editor for Wave Books. Currently he lives in San Francisco, where he is a member of the core faculty of UCR-Palm Desert’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing. His third full-length collection of poems, Come On All You Ghosts, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2010.