Professor Matthew Zapruder has six of his New Poems, as well as an Essay on his Collection, Sun Bear, Featured in The American Poetry Review

MFA poetry Professor Matthew Zapruder has six new poems featured in the latest edition of The American Poetry Review! "The Art of Slowness" by Tony Hoagland is also included in this issue, which looks at Professor Zapruder's poetry collection, Sun Bear. Check it out here!

Matthew Zapruder (MFA Poetry Faculty) in conversation with Missy Mazzoli featured in The Believer online

Matthew Zapruder (MFA Poetry and English faculty) and musician Missy Mazzoli collaborated on Mazzoli's new album Vespers for a New Dark Age which features Zapruder's poetry replacing traditional vesper verse.

"Summer Poem #3," a poem by professor Matthew Zapruder, appears in the Spring 2015 Transatlantic Poetry issue of Ploughshares Literary Magazine

Ploughshares is proud to announce that “Summer Poem #3,” a poem by Matthew Zapruder, appears in the special Transatlantic Poetry issue of Ploughshares (Spring 2015), one of the most prestigious literary journals in the country.

San Jose Mercury News Profiles Saint Mary's Matthew Zapruder

San Jose Mercury News logoSaint Mary's Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing and acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder is profiled in the San Jose Mercury News.

Creative Writing Professor Matthew Zapruder to Perform in Litquake's Annual Fundraiser Regreturature V: The Wrath of Taste

Some tickets still remain for Litquake's annual fundraiser Regreturature V: The Wrath of Taste, coming this Thursday, March 12, to the Verdi Club. Writers sharing their early, cringe-worthy, yet hilarious writings include the likes of Glen David Gold, Michelle Richmond, Paul Myers, Matthew Zapruder, Lyzette Wanzer, Manjula Martin, Mary Ladd, and Peter Hartlaub.

SMC's Matthew Zapruder will be Reading at Adobe Books in San Francisco!

Monk Books and the Ruth Stone Foundation trudge across the United States to mingle with the west coast poets and writers! Come listen, buy books, and make friends.

Readers for this event include:

Lonely Christopher
Bianca Stone
Alina Gregorian
Matthew Zapruder


January 23 at 7:00pm


Publishing Forum

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2:00-3:35 P.M., in Hagerty Lounge

Chelsea Lindman, fiction

Chelsea Lindman (Guest in Fiction) is a literary agent at Sanford J. Greenburger, Associates. Her primary interests include playful literary fiction, upmarket crime fiction, and forward thinking or boundary-pushing non-fiction. Her fiction clients include Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award Winner Kristopher Jansma (The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards), LA Times Book Prize Finalist Ariel S. Winter (The Twenty-Year Death), Richard Bausch Fiction 
Prize Winner Jesse Goolsby (I’d Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them). Her non-fiction clients include web phenom Cole Stryker (Epic Win for Anonymous, Overlook Press), TEDx speakers Stacey Ferreira and Jared Kleinert (Two Billion Under Twentyforthcoming with St. Martin’s Press) and Harvard PhD candidate Jason Silverstein (How To Care Better, forthcoming with Simon & Schuster). Most importantly, Chelsea is interested in working with clients that are looking to build lasting relationships. 
Before joining Sanford J. Greenburger Associates as a full-time agent, Chelsea was the Director of Foreign Rights for The Nicholas Ellison Agency, where she worked with international publishers to nurture and develop audiences abroad for the agency’s bestselling authors such as Nelson DeMille, Sarah Dunn, Jeff Lindsay, Christopher Moore, and Alan Weisman, as well as several debut authors. Chelsea began her publishing career as an editor at Europa Editions, where she worked with bestselling authors Elena Ferante and Muriel Barbery. She is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, and runs marathons for fun.
Find her on Twitter at @chelslindman


carmen smith

Carmen Giménez Smith (Guest in Poetry) is the author of a memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds, four poetry collections— Milk and Filth, Goodbye, Flicker, The City She Was, and Odalisque in Pieces. Milk and Filth was a finalist for the NBCC Award in Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2011 American Book Award, the 2011 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and a 2011-2012 fellowship in creative nonfiction from the Howard Foundation. She recently co-edited the anthology Angels of the Americplyse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath, 2014). A CantoMundo Fellow and formerly a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Puerto del Sol and the publisher of Noemi Press.


Ethan Waters

Ethan Watters (Guest in Creative Non-Fiction) is the author of Urban Tribes, an examination of the mores of affluent “never marrieds” and the coauthor of Making Monsters, a groundbreaking indictment of the recovered memory movement.  A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Discover, Men’s Journal, Details, Wired, and PRI's This American Life, he has appeared on such national media as Good Morning America, Talk of the Nation, and CNN. His work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series. Watters is co-founder (along with Ethan Canin and Po Bronson) of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto where he sometimes teaches writing classes. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children. 


For more information contact:
Sara Mumolo
[email protected] or (925) 631-8556

Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
Google Map | Campus Map | PO Boxes