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Matt Hart is the author of Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and three chapbooks, Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005), SONNET, (H_NGM_N Books, 2006), and Simply Rocket (Lame House Press, 2007). A new collaborative chapbook with poet Ethan Paquin, Deafening Leafening, is forthcoming from Pilot Books in 2009. Born in Evansville, Indiana in 1969, Hart studied philosophy at both Ball State University and Ohio University before going on to receive his MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. His poems, reviews, and essays have been published in numerous journals, including The Agriculture Reader, Conduit, Gulf Coast, The Harvard Review, Lungfull!, Ploughshares, and Spinning Jenny. Online his work can be seen in such journals as Coldfront, DIAGRAM, Fou, H_NGM_N, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, Octopus, and TYPO. Six times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2003 for Best American Poetry, he was the 2007 John Ciardi Fellow in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, as well as the 2005 Winter Residency Fellow at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. In 1995 he co-founded Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking and Light Industrial Safety, which he still edits and co-publishes, and which, this Spring, will celebrate the publication its 20th issue. A twenty year veteran of the punk rock/alternative music scene, his music has appeared in major motion pictures and on MTV. He currently plays in the experimental noise-poetry band Travel and the Go-Kart records pop-punk band, Squirtgun. He has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1993 where he is an Assistant Professor in the Academic Studies Department at the Art academy of Cincinnati, a four year college of art and design. His wife Melanie teaches art at the Rees-Price Academy in Cincinnati Public schools. His daughter, Agnes, is two and thinks she's a hummingbird.

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