Matt Bell
Contributor History

Matt Bell’s debut novel, In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods (Soho Press) was published in 2013. He is the author of the novella Cataclysm Baby (Mud Luscious Press) and the fiction collection How They Were Found (Keyhole Press). He is the senior editor at Dzanc Books, where he also edits the literary magazine The Collagist.



In Print

Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow


April 17, 2018
There was a socket in the wall my mother told me not to touch. The wire innards of the plug spilled out of the unguarded hole. The wires looked like black spaghetti.
April 10, 2018
“And you say they’ve been here how long?”

     “We don’t know exactly. Our estimate is a month, approximately. It’s difficult to be sure, we don’t keep tabs on our employees, so it could well be longer, a month and a few days, perhaps.”
April 3, 2018
Cold hole in my right pant
through which
                        grass’s eyelash brushes my calf,
flirty infinite