Matthea Harvey

Matthea Harvey

Matthea Harvey is the author of Sad Little Breathing Machine (Graywolf, 2004) and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form (Alice James Books, 2000). Her third book of poems, Modern Life (Graywolf, 2007) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Cirlcle Award, a New York Times Notable Book, and winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her first children’s book, The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel, was published by Tin House Books in 2009. An illustrated erasure, titled Of Lamb, with images by Amy Jean Porter, will be published by McSweeney's in 2010. Matthea is a contributing editor to jubilatMeatpaper, and BOMB. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn.

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Modern Life

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Matthea Harvey

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2007

"Matthea Harvey's vision of America is spooky, apocalyptic, and beautiful: proof that there is wonder in even a dark time like ours."—George Saunders

Sad Little Breathing Machine

Poems
Matthea Harvey

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2004

Harvey, whose debut collection was praised by the New Yorker as "intensely visual, mournfully comic and syntactically inventive," offers her second stunning collection
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