An essayist and poet, Matthew Gavin Frank‘s most recent book, Preparing the Ghost–in which memory, mythology, and obsession collide in a strikingly original and enigmatic account of the first man to photograph a giant squid–was named a Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2014.
“Some stunning writing and perversely wonderful research.”–The New York Times Book Review
Frank is the author of the nonfiction books Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer, Pot Farm, and Barolo; the poetry books The Morrow Plots, Warranty in Zulu, and Sagittarius Agitprop, and 2 chapbooks. His essay collection/cookbook, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food, is forthcoming November 2015 from W.W. Norton: Liveright. He teaches at Northern Michigan University, where he is the Nonfiction Editor of Passages North. This winter, he tempered his gin with two droplets (per 750ml) of tincture of odiferous whitefish liver. For health.