Matthea Harvey


Matthea Harvey is the author of Sad Little Breathing Machine (Graywolf, 2004) and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form (Alice James Books, 2000). Her third book of poems, Modern Life (Graywolf, 2007) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. Her first children’s book, The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel, was published by Tin House Books in 2009. An illustrated erasure, titled Of Lamb, with images by Amy Jean Porter, was published by McSweeney’s. Matthea is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper, and BOMB. Her latest book for children is Cecil, the Pet Glacier, illustrated by Giselle Potter.

Matthea Harvey teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn.

Brenda Bowen represents only Matthea Harvey’s work for children.