Matt Donovan (poet)
Matt Donovan (born Ohio) is an American poet and nonfiction writer. A native of Hudson, Ohio, Donovan graduated from Vassar College with a BA, from Lancaster University with an MA, and from New York University with an MFA. He teaches at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
He is the author of two collections of poetry – Vellum (Mariner, 2007) and the chapbook Ten Burnt Lakes (Tupelo Press, forthcoming 2017) – as well as the collection of essays, A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape: Meditations on Ruin and Redemption (Trinity University Press, 2016). His work appeared in AGNI, Blackbird, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, among others literary journals.
He is the recipient of a Rome Prize in Literature, a Whiting Award  a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, a Lannan Writing Residency Fellowship, the Larry Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Creative Capital award.
He is currently collaborating on the chamber opera "Inheritance" with artist Ligia Bouton, soprano Susan Narucki, and composer Lei Liang.
- Vellum. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2007. ISBN 978-0-618-82212-6.
- A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape: Meditations on Ruin and Redemption. Trinity University Press. 2016.
- Ten Burnt Lakes. Tupelo Press. Forthcoming 2017.
- "Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii". The Threepenny Review. 131. Fall 2012.
- http://www.kenyonreview.org/issues/summer11/index.php[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- "Creative Capital - Investing in Artists who Shape the Future". creative-capital.org. Retrieved 2016-11-07.