Matt Mauch is the author of Prayer Book (Lowbrow Press) and the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow (Mondo Bummer). He hosts the annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, and also the Maeve's Sessions readings, and edits the anthology Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry. He teaches creative writing at Normandale Community College, and lives in Minneapolis.
"Mauch's work is fundamentatly devotional and embracing, driven, often breathlessly so, not so much to capture life as to make life, to create poems that have a pulse. His adoration and reverence are persuasive. This book is a tonic. This book is a joy."
"The ecstatic, speedballed meditations in Matt Mauch's If You're Lucky Is a Theory of Mine morph and zoom in ribboned spirals that constantly take ouroboros-esque turns with quirk and verve. These poems are psychedelically gorgeous in their turns of language and musical momentum, and will repeatedly rocketship you to the unexpectedly trippy spaces of both the universal and the mundane."
—Lee Ann Roripaugh
"As a poet of uncommon charm and grace, Matt Mauch displays a mastery of metaphor in his second collection of poetry, easily transforming witty examinations of our turbulent lives into a rich deposit of music and delicious syntax. These poems showcase a rare underrstanding of how the everyday griefs and splendors of this world often converge, refreshing and reviving us."
Trio House Press