About Farid Matuk
Farid Matuk is the author of the poetry collections This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine) and The Real Horse (University of Arizona Press), and of several chapbooks including My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta) and from Don't Call It Reginald Denny (Society Editions). His work has been anthologized in The Best American Experimental Poetry, 2014 and in Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latino@ Writing, among others. Matuk's poems and translations from Spanish appear in journals such as Floor: A Journal of Aesthetic Experiments, Boundary 2, The Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry, and The Nation. His essays and interviews can be found in Scubadivers and Chrysanthemums: Essays on the Poetry of Araki Yasusada, The Force of What's Possible: Writers on Accessibility and the Avant-Garde, The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, The Boston Review, Entropy, Bomb, and Cross-Cultural Poetics. Matuk serves as poetry editor at Fence and on the editorial board for the book series Research in Creative Writing at Bloomsbury. In 2020 he will serve as the Holloway Visiting Associate Professor in Poetry & Poetics at UC Berkeley.
MFA, University of Texas at Austin Michener Center for Writers, 2004
BA, University of California at Irvine, 1997