Matthew Olzmann

The author of Mezzanines sits down to discuss anxiety, race, and The Velveteen Rabbit.


Matthew Olzmann’s first collection of poems, Mezzanines (2013) was awarded a Kundiman Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast and Rattle, among many other journals. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, the Kresge Arts Foundation and Bread Loaf, Olzmann currently teaches at Warren Wilson College and is co-editor of The Collagist.