Matthew Shenoda

Matthew Shenoda is the author of two collections of poetry: Somewhere Else (Coffee House Press, 2005), named one of 2005’s debut books of the year by Poets & Writers magazine, and winner of a 2006 American Book Award; and Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone (BOA, 2009). His most recent work, An Anthology of Poets Responding to the Art of Romare Bearden, edited with Kwame Dawes is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in 2016. He is an associate professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College, Chicago. For more information about Matthew Shenoda, visit