Matt Batt published his first memoir SUGARHOUSE: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into our Home Sweet Home through Houghton Mifflin Publishing in June of 2012. His work has appeared in Tin House, The Huffington Post, Mid-American Review, Fifth Wednesday, Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Soundings East, The Isthmus, San Francisco Chronicle, Salt Lake Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, and the anthology Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast. Batt teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He’s a graduate of Ohio State’s MFA program and the University of Utah’s Ph.D program in English and creative writing. Batt currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and son.