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Ted Mathys, M.F.A.

Creative Writer in Residence


B.A., Carleton College, 2001
M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 2010 
M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 2014

Research Interests

Poetry Writing, Screenwriting, 20th-Century & Contemporary American Poetry, Nonce Forms, Ecopoetics, Film

Publications and Media Placements

  • Null Set (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2015) 
  • The Spoils (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2009) 
  • Forge (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2005)
Other Publications
His creative and critical writing has been featured in American Poetry Review, BOMB, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Critical Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Fence, PBS NewsHour, Verse, and other publications. 

More information on his work is available on his personal website.

Honors and Awards

He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded the Poetry Society of America's 2013 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award.

Community Work and Service

With Jessica Baran, he co-curates the Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts Poetry Series.