Matthew J. Zapruder

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Matthew J. Zapruder (born 1967 Washington, D.C.) is an American poet.


He graduated from Amherst College, with a BA in Russian Literature, from the University of California, Berkeley with an MA in Slavic Languages, and from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with an MFA in Poetry. He taught at New York University, The New School, the University of Houston, St. Mary's College of California, and University of California, Berkeley.[1]

He is an editor for Wave Books, and teaches at University of California Riverside.[2]

In 2011, he was a Guggenheim Fellow.[3] He had a Lannan Foundation Residency in Marfa, Texas. He won the May Sarton prize, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He will appear at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.[4]

He lives in San Francisco.



  • Secret Weapon: Selected Late Poems of Eugen Jebeleanu, with Radu Ioanid, Coffee House Press, 2007


  • Legitimate dangers: American poets of the new century , Editors Michael Dumanis, Cate Marvin, Sarabande Books, 2006, ISBN 978-1-932511-29-1


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