Matthew Rohrer is a graduate of the Residential College at the University of Michigan and a former student of Ken Mikolowski. Rohrer has published seven books of poems. His poems have been widely anthologized and have appeared in many journals. He’s received the Hopwood Award for poetry and a Pushcart prize, and was selected as a National Poetry Series winner, and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. The Judges of the Griffin Poetry Prize wrote that “Rohrer's poems run up the banner of hopefulness … a book of brash clamour and hard-earned joy.” Poet James Tate described Rohrer’s work as poems “that can break your heart with their unexpected twists and turns.” He teaches in the creative writing program at NYU and lives in Brooklyn.