The Kelly Writers Series, host of world-renowned poets, playwrights and authors, this month hosts Matthew G. Frank, author of the nonfiction books “The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food,” “Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer,” “Pot Farm,” and “Barolo;” the poetry books, “The Morrow Plots,” “Warranty in Zulu,” and “Sagittarius Agitprop,” and two chapbooks.
All are invited to enjoy the Kelly Writers Series, and admission is free.
After 17 years in the restaurant industry, Frank now teaches creative writing in the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Northern Michigan University where he is the Nonfiction/Hybrids Editor of the literary magazine, Passages North.
“Preparing the Ghost” was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an NPR Notable Book, and a New Yorker Book to Watch Out For. “The Mad Feast” was selected as a Staff Pick by The Paris Review, a Best Book of 2015 by Ploughshares, The Millions, and Paste Magazine, and featured in The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, and Entertainment Weekly.
Frank’s upcoming book, “A Brief Atmospheric Future,” is due in 2021. His work appears widely in journals and magazines, including The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Guernica, The New Republic, Iowa Review, Salon, Conjunctions, The Believer, The Normal School, The Best Travel Writing anthologies, The Best Food Writing anthologies, The Poetry Foundation, and as Notable selections in The Best American Essays anthologies.