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Matt Donovan

Matt Donovan is the author of two collections of poetry—Vellum (Mariner, 2007) and the chapbook Ten Burnt Lakes (Tupelo Press, forthcoming 2017)—as well as a collection of lyric essays, A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape: Meditations on Ruin and Redemption (Trinity University Press, 2016). He is the recipient of a Rome Prize in Literature, a Whiting Award, an NEA Literature Fellowship, among other honors. In 2015 Donovan was awarded a Creative Capital grant for Inheritance, a chamber opera he’s developing with the artist Ligia Bouton, soprano Susan Narucki and the composer Lei Liang. 


Matt Donovan talks about his new book of essays on disasters and his upcoming opera about the Winchester Mystery House.

Matt Donovan Dana Levin