Matt Donovan is the author of Vellum, which won the 2006 Bakeless Prize in Poetry and the 2008 Larry Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University. His poems have appeared in AGNI, the American Poetry Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Kenyon Review, and Poetry, and his nonfiction has appeared in Blackbird, the Black Warrior Review, Seneca Review, Threepenny Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other places. He 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 Breadloaf fellowship, and a Lannan writing residency fellowship. His work has been acclaimed in the New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times Book Review. He received his M.F.A. from New York University, where he attended as a New York Times Fellow. He is co-chair of the Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.