Farid Matuk

About Farid Matuk

Farid Matuk is the author of the poetry collections This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine Editions) and The Real Horse (University of Arizona Press), and of several chapbooks including My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta). 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 Professor in Poetry & Poetics at UC Berkeley. 

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Farid Matuk
Associate Professor, Creative Writing
Telephone: (520) 621-1836
Office Hours: By appointment


MFA, University of Texas at Austin Michener Center for Writers, 2004

BA, University of California at Irvine, 1997

Courses Taught

ENGL 909

ENGL 609


ENGL 409

ENGL 310

ENGL 309

ENGL 209


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences