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
and a New York Times Notable Book. Her first children’s
The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated
by Elizabeth Zechel, was published byTin 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 jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB.
She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn.