Matthew Olzmann


First: Matthew
Last: Olzmann
Bio: Matthew Olzmann's first book of poems, Mezzanines (Alice James Books 2013), was selected for the Kundiman Prize. His writing has appeared in Kenyon Review, Brevity, New England Review, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, The Southern Review and elsewhere.

Matthew's Blogs

Letter to a Ladle (Stainless Steel, $18.99, Purchased Three Years Ago)
How glorious: the invention of soup! How stunning: the invention of fire to heat the soup! I've watched the water boil. I've witnessed my wife and her designs of scallions and carrots. I've studied the smell of garlic and cayenne pepper. It filled our hallways with the history of our families. Not once--Dear Ladle--did you fail to do the one thing you do.
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