Matthew Yeager's poems have appeared in Sixthfinch, Gulf Coast, Bat City Review, and elsewhere, as well as Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010. His short film "A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment" was an official selection at eleven film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up three awards. Other distinctions include the Barthelme Prize in short prose and two MacDowell fellowships. The co-curator of the long running KGB Monday Night Poetry Series, he has worked in the NY catering industry for thirteen years in various capacities: truck driver, waiter, sanitation helper, sanitation captain, bartender, bar captain, and lead captain. A native of Cincinnati, OH, his interests include 18th century American history, fingerpicking, the Cincinnati Bengals, and creative carpentry. His first book is Like That from Forklift Books. He lives with his wife, the poet Chelsea Whitton, in Ridgewood, Queens. Their cat is Puck.