Queer/Art/Mentorship Chooses Jacob Matkov ’07 as Fellow

By Christopher Sarachilli | October 15, 2015

Poet Jacob Matkov ’07 has been chosen as a 2015-2016 fellow for Queer/Art/Mentorship, a multidisciplinary arts organization that pairs emerging LGBTQI artists with established New York City-based artists for a yearlong mentorship. Matkov, who teaches at Long Island University and is a co-editor of the school’s online literary journal visceral brooklyn, has published in literary magazines and journals such as fields magazine, voicemail poems, Maudlin House, those that this, and Downtown Brooklyn.

For the fellowship, Matkov will be mentored by poet, author, and journalist Jaime Manrique, winner of Colombia’s National Poetry Award and a Guggenheim Fellow. The two will work on a manuscript of poems examining trauma.