Matt Hart was born in Evansville, IN, in 1969. He studied philosophy at Ball State and Ohio universities before receiving his MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. His first book was Who's Who Vivid, published by Slope Editions in 2006. He is also author of the chapbooks Sonnet (H_NGM_N Books, 2006) and Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005). His work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has been awarded fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. A 20-year veteran of the punk rock music scene, he is co-founder and editor of Forklift: Ohio and managing editor of Incliner, the student-run arts journal based at Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he teaches.