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Matthew Kirkpatrick is the author of the short story collection Light without Heat (FC2, March 2012), the novella The Exiles (Ricochet Editions, 2013), the novel The Ambrose J and Vivian T Seagrave Museum of 20th Century American Art (Acre Books, 2019) and the novel Concordance (forthcoming from Texas Review Press, 2025). His writing has appeared in many literary journals, including X-R-A-Y, The Rupture, The Rumpus, Tammy, Juked, The Believer Logger, The Common, Puerto del Sol, Web Conjunctions, Western Humanities Review, DIAGRAM, the Notre Dame Review, Unsaid, Five Chapters, and Denver Quarterly.

His audio collage and hypertext, The Silent Numbers is anthologized in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, and was part of the Shapeshifting Texts exhibit at the University of Bremen.

His novel about imaginary art inspired an exhibit of real art, “Selections from the Seagrave Museum,” at the University of Cincinnati school of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning.

He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Utah, and is an associate professor of creative writing at Eastern Michigan University. He lives in Ypsilanti, MI with his wife, the writer Susan McCarty, an associate professor at Oakland University, and their daughter.

An interview with the Ann Arbor District Library.