Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. "The thing about Matt's writing, 'poetry' if you will, is that it's funny. Not 'funny for poetry' but straight up funny. And thoughtful. And human."—David Cross
"Matt Cook sings the unsung—the restaurant supply store, the backs of paintings—while teasing our unexamined lives. His poems point to our emotional slippage, revealing the Spanish Cement Mixer to be much more than the Spanish Cement Mixer. You're all like 'Nuh uh' and these poems are all like 'Uh huh.'"—Sommer Browning
About the Author
Matt Cook is the author of four books of poetry: In the Small of My Backyard (Manic D Press, 2002), Eavesdrop Soup (Manic D Press, 2005), The Unreasonable Slug (Manic D Press, 2007), and PROVING NOTHING TO ANYONE (Publishing Genius Press, 2013). His work has been anthologized in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet's Café, The United States of Poetry, and in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems, American Places. He lives in Memphis, TN.