Matt Mauch is the author of three books of poetry, Bird~Brian, If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of Mine, and Prayer Book. He is also the author of the poetry chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow. He founded and has since passed along the annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read and the Maeve’s Sessions readings at Maeve’s Cafe along NE Mpls’s in/famous Poetry Row. A Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant recipient and National Poetry Series finalist, Mauch heads the staff at Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry, and teaches in the AFA in Creative Writing program at Normandale Community College and in the MFA in Poetry program at Concordia University, St. Paul. He lives in Minneapolis.