Matthew Sumpter is the author of the poetry collection Public Land (University of Tampa Press, 2018), and his poems have appeared The New Yorker, The New Republic, AGNI, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. His critical prose has appeared in College English, and his short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train.
A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University and the Creative Writing PhD program at Binghamton University, he most recently served as Assistant Director of the Writing Program at Rutgers, where he was Coordinator of the Livingston Writing Center. His research interests include writing center theory, contemporary poetics, and the intersections between composition and creative writing pedagogies. He teaches first-year writing for the English Department.