Tony Brewer is a poet, musician, sound effects artist, spoken-word performance artist who has been active in Bloomington since he arrived as an undergrad in 1990. He co-founded MATRIX in 1998. His first book of poems, The Great American Scapegoat, was self-published in 2006. He is a 2007 recipient of a Greer Foundation Fellowship from the Bloomington Area Arts Council. The fellowship co-funded his second publication, the chapbook Little Glove in a Big Hand published by Plan B Press in 2010. His third book Hot Type Cold Read was published by Chatter House Press in 2013.