Matthew Gavin Frank
Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of the memoirs, Barolo (2010) and Pot Farm (2012); and several collections of poetry, including The Morrow Plots (2013), Warranty in Zulu (2010), and Sagittarius Agitprop (2009). He earned an MFA in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction from Arizona State University. His work also appears in the New Republic, Field, Epoch, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, The Best Food Writing 2006, The Best Travel Writing 2008 and 2009, Creative Nonfiction, Gastronomica, and others. He was born and raised in Illinois, worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years, and has taught creative writing at Grand Valley State University and Northern Michigan University.