Matthew Batt is the author of Sugarhouse, a memoir published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2012. He’s the recipient of grants from the NEA and the McKnight Foundation, and his work has appeared in Tin House, Mid-American Review, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. He teaches English and creative writing at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and is working on finishing a collection of essays, The Enthusiast, and a novel set in Milwaukee, A Zodiac for the Lonely.
Matthew Batt reviews Halina Duraj’s The Family Cannon: “What binds it is the fierce and loyal will of the one who knows she has to keep weaving these stray bits of stick and story and trash and grass back together to make us who we are—family.”
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