Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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New Figments Record!!

Our new record TWELVE BELLES is available for free download here!!

I play lead guitar and sing some but not all backup vocals. The songs are written by Thane Thomsen, and feature Trace Meek on bass and Brian Marchese on drums, plus the legendary Mark Mulcahy and Fancy Trash's Dave Houghton on backup vocals.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Matthew Zapruder is the author of two collections of poetry: American Linden (Tupelo Press, 2002), and The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, 2006), selected by Tony Hoagland as the winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is also co-translator of Secret Weapon, the final collection by the late Romanian poet Eugen Jebeleanu (Coffee House Press, 2007). German and Slovenian language editions of his poems are forthcoming in 2009 from Luxbooks and Serpa Editions; Luxbooks is also publishing a separate German language graphic novel version of the poem "The Pajamaist."

His poems, essays and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications, including The Boston Review, New York Quarterly, Fence, Alaska Quarterly Review, Open City, Bomb, Harvard Review, Paris Review, The New Yorker and The New Republic. In Fall 2007 he was a Lannan Literary Fellow in Marfa Texas, and he was a recipient in 2008 of a May Sarton prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His collaborative book with painter Chris Uphues, For You in Full Bloom, will be published by Pilot Books in 2009 and his third book of poems, Come on All You Ghosts, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2010. He lives in San Francisco, teaches poetry as a member of the permanent faculty of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, works as an editor for Wave Books, and teaches in the low residency MFA program at UC Riverside-Palm Desert

Contact: mzapruder at yahoo dot com

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