Poet and Fiction Writer Joe Matuzak
October 18, 2002
- Interview with Stephanie Mathson
- Program Introduction by Michael Rodriguez
- Readings Part 1
- Readings Part 2
- Audience Questions
Joe Matuzak’s poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, Kansas Quarterly, Passages North, Controlled Burn, Contemporary Michigan Poets, and other magazines and anthologies. His book of poems, Eating Fire, is forthcoming from Ridgeway Press. He has worked in the Creative Writers in the Schools Program, and was the Director of Arts Wire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has taught in the Master of Arts Administration Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Other endeavors he has undertaken include: directing a multidisciplinary artist cooperative organization; managing a computer software store for five years; co-directing the Genesee Literary Center; helping to organize community-based literary activities for more than a decade; and organizing and moderating programs with poets on poetry for public access television. He was a writer and art reviewer for the Flint Journal for four years.
His writing has received a Creative Artist’s Award and Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan. He serves as a technology consultant specializing in non-profit concerns, and is frequently featured at conferences both in the United States and abroad. This summer, Joe has been working on a community knowledge project as an artist-in-residence at the Clinton Township Library in Lenawee County. He lives in Lenawee County with his wife, the poet Josie Kearns.
For more information about Joe Matuzak, please go to http://www.sunwheel.org/jmatuzak/ .