Poetry. "'Euphoria is / the obligation of nightmare' he writes in WARRANTY IN ZULU. And then Matthew Gavin Frank shows us way after way that we might understand euphoria. Way after way in which we might understand the subtlety of nightmare. This collection is full of yesses. Full of joy. Full of deliciousness and full of disgust. This collection triples the garlic in every recipe, and eats, probably, a double portion of everything. I thank him for that. For the language that is rich like the food is rich. For the language that is loved, like hunger is loved. Ravishment, nourishment--but always, yes, taking in. Always accepting and always, through the body, some wild and complicated sustenance"--Sarah Vap.
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Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of THE MORROW PLOTS (Black Lawrence Press), SAGITTARIUS AGITPROP (Black Lawrence Press), Pot Farm (The University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books), Barolo (The University of Nebraska Press), WARRANTY IN ZULU (Barrow Street Press), and the chapbooks Four Hours to Mpumalanga (Pudding House Publications), and Aardvark (West Town Press). Recent work appears in The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Field, Epoch, AGNI, The Iowa Review, Seneca Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, The Best Food Writing, The Best Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, Gastronomica, and others. He was born and raised in Illinois, and currently teaches Creative Writing in the MFA Program at Northern Michigan University, where he is the Nonfiction Editor of Passages North. This winter, he prepared his first batch of whitefish-thimbleberry ice cream.Author City: GRAND RAPIDS, MI USA