Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder is an American poet, editor, and teacher. He is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Father’s Day, from Copper Canyon in Fall 2019, as well as Why Poetry, a book of prose. He is editor at large at Wave Books, and teaches in the MFA and English Department at Saint Mary’s College of California.  


Two Poems

"Our Custody" and "Tunnel Park," two poems from Matthew Zapruder's collection "Father's Day" and from the LARB Weather Issue, are available to read online....

Frank O'Hara, Valentine

FRANK O'HARA’s “Having a Coke With You” always seems to me like a good poem to read ...

Heart-Shaped Box: LARB Poetry Valentine Edition
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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