Matt Rader


Matt Rader is the author of four collections of poetry: Miraculous Hours (Nightwood 2005), Living Things (Nightwood 2009) and A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno (House of Anansi 2011), and Desecrations (PenguinRandomHouse 2016). He is also the author of the critically acclaimed collection of stories, What I Want to Tell Goes Like This (Nightwood 2014).

The author of several chapbooks including The Land Beyond (greenboathouse 2004), Customs (Cactus 2010) and I Don’t Want To Die Like Frank O’Hara (Baseline 2014), his poems, stories, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in journals and anthologies across North America, Europe, and Australia including the Walrus, Geist, The Lonely Crowd, Wales Arts Review, and several edititons of Best Canadian Poetry. He has been invited to present his work around the world at the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival, the Victoria Writers Festival, the Ottawa Writers Festival, The Kingston Writers Festival, the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, the Queensland Poetry Festival, and the Cork International Short Story Festival.

Matt has recieved the Jack Hodgins Founders Prize for fiction from the Malahat Review, the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize for literature from the Canada Council for the Arts and most recently, the Charles Lillard Founders Prize for nonfiction from the Malahat Review.

His current research areas include disability aesthetics, access poetics, collaborative pedagogies, embodied poetics, and poetics of the Okanagan.