Matthew Zapruder is an American poet, editor, translator, and professor. His second poetry collection, The Pajamaist,won the 2007 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the top ten poetry volumes of 2006. His first book, American Linden won the Tupelo Press Editors' Prize. Ghost whisperer.
People keep walking past a hotel, its bright glass calmly reflecting everything bad and good. Blue Boots. Bright Glass. Guests in this moment. A child through the puddles steps exuberant, clearly feeling the power. I am plugged in. I am calm. Lamp Day has a name. Just like this cup that has somehow drifted into my life, and towards which sometimes for its own reasons my hand drifts in turn. Upon it is written the single word Omaha.