Matthew Gavin Frank’s new book, “Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer,” is available from W.W. Norton: Liveright. In support of this, Frank has launched his own– perhaps misguided– expedition, in search of the elusive giant squid. His journal entries follow.
Frank is also the author of “Barolo,” a food memoir based on his illegal work in the Italian wine industry, and “Pot Farm” , about his time working on a medical marijuana farm in Northern California, as well as the poetry collections, “The Morrow Plots,” “Sagittarius Agitprop,” and “Warranty in Zulu”. Recent work appears in The New Republic, Field, Epoch, The Huffington Post, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, North American Review, The Poetry Foundation, Pleiades, The Best Food Writing and The Best Travel Writing anthologies, Creative Nonfiction, Gastronomica, Plate Magazine, and others.