Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder is the author most recently of Father’s Day, and Why Poetry. He is editor at large at Wave Books, and teaches in the MFA in creative writing at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Poet Matthew Zapruder.

The Making of a Poem

Matthew Zapruder constructs—and deconstructs—a new poem for the late Joanne Kyger.

Alta Asks Live: Matthew Zapruder

Poet Matthew Zapruder joins Alta Asks Live and host Heather Scott Partington to discuss his latest collection, Father’s Day, the role of poetry in a time of global crisis, how he’s teaching college from his Oakland home, and much more.

Former U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan distills a lifetime of thinking about—and writing—verse with the essays collected in Synthesizing Gravity.

Kay Ryan: A Poet in Her Element

With the essays in Synthesizing Gravity, Kay Ryan pulls back the covers on her verse.

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